Six years ago, when Carmelo Anthony came into the league, I hoped he would one day become as dominant a player as Tracy McGrady. T-Mac was the best small forward in the league at the time, averaging 32 points 6.5 rebounds and a deadly 39 percent three-point shooting percentage and his size (6’8”) is almost identical to Anthony’s. And sure, it was wishful thinking to expect Melo to evolve into the explosive player McGrady was—but now it seems that Anthony may be even better than T-Mac ever was. Carmelo Anthony has led the NBA in scoring (30.3) for almost the entire season to this point and his versatility allows the young superstar fill up the basket in a variety of ways. First and foremost, Melo’s jumper is the smoothest in the game and he can shoot ove ...
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