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Carmelo Anthony

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2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

27.4

REB

8.1

AST

3.1

STL

1.2

BLK

0.7

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Last season, ‘Melo won the scoring title and was among the league leaders with 2.3 three-pointers per game and 83 percent free-throw shooting. A scoring machine, Anthony's deficiencies in assists (2.6 apg), steals (0.8 spg) and blocks (0.6 bpg) can be overlooked after the tr...

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HT: 6' 8"   WT: 220 lbs   DOB: 5/29/1984  College: Syracuse   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #3 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year, $120 million-plus deal with the Knicks in July 2014.

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Carmelo Anthony NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 20 75 34.8 20.8 5.7 2.6 0.9 0.4 0.6 43.1 79.6 3.0 1.9 3.8 2.1 26.6 7.1 16.4 6.1 7.6
2005-06 21 80 36.8 26.5 4.9 2.7 1.1 0.5 0.5 48.1 80.8 2.7 1.5 3.4 1.9 24.3 9.5 19.7 7.2 8.9
2006-07 22 65 38.2 28.9 6.0 3.8 1.2 0.3 0.6 47.6 80.8 3.6 2.2 3.8 2.3 26.8 10.6 22.4 7.1 8.7
2007-08 23 77 36.4 25.7 7.4 3.4 1.3 0.5 0.8 49.2 78.6 3.3 2.3 5.1 2.1 35.4 9.5 19.2 6.0 7.7
2008-09 24 66 34.5 22.8 6.8 3.4 1.1 0.4 1.0 44.3 79.3 3.0 1.6 5.2 2.6 37.1 8.1 18.3 5.6 7.1
2009-10 25 69 38.2 28.2 6.6 3.2 1.3 0.4 0.9 45.8 83.0 3.0 2.2 4.4 2.7 31.6 10.0 21.8 7.4 8.9
2010-11 26 DEN 50 35.5 25.2 7.6 2.8 0.9 0.6 0.8 45.2 82.3 2.8 1.5 6.1 2.5 33.3 8.7 19.3 6.9 8.3
2010-11 26 NYK 27 36.2 26.3 6.7 3.0 0.9 0.6 2.0 46.1 87.2 2.4 1.5 5.2 4.6 42.4 9.1 19.9 6.1 7.0
2010-11 26 DEN/NYK 77 35.7 25.6 7.3 2.9 0.9 0.6 1.2 45.5 83.8 2.7 1.5 5.8 3.3 37.8 8.9 19.5 6.6 7.9
2011-12 27 NYK 55 34.1 22.6 6.3 3.6 1.1 0.4 1.2 43.0 80.4 2.6 1.6 4.7 3.7 33.5 8.0 18.6 5.4 6.7
2012-13 28 NYK 67 37.0 28.7 6.9 2.6 0.8 0.5 2.3 44.9 83.0 2.6 2.0 4.9 6.2 37.9 10.0 22.2 6.3 7.6
2013-14 29 NYK 77 38.7 27.4 8.1 3.1 1.2 0.7 2.2 45.2 84.8 2.6 1.9 6.2 5.4 40.2 9.6 21.3 6.0 7.0
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Carmelo Anthony NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 37.2 18.6 6.4 4.0 2.2 0.4 0.6 41.6 86.7 3.4 1.4 5.0 3.2 18.8 6.4 15.4 5.2 6.0
Last 10 Games 10 37.9 23.2 7.0 3.3 1.5 0.6 1.5 44.7 89.1 2.9 1.2 5.8 4.5 33.3 8.0 17.9 5.7 6.4
Last 20 Games 20 37.8 25.7 6.8 3.7 1.7 0.7 2.0 45.3 86.8 3.0 0.9 5.9 5.7 35.4 8.9 19.7 5.9 6.8

 

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#1 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #3 Power Forward

1.  Carmelo Anthony

2.  Iman Shumpert

3.  Tim Hardaway

4.  Cleanthony Early

5.  Travis Outlaw

6.  Quincy Acy

New York Knicks

True Shooting Percentage

56.1%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Carmelo Anthony had a true shooting percentage of 56.1%.

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Carmelo Anthony NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 20 75 36.0 21.5 5.9 2.7 0.9 0.4 0.6 43.1 79.6 3.1 1.9 3.9 2.2 26.6 7.3 17.0 6.3 7.9
2005-06 21 80 36.0 26.0 4.8 2.6 1.1 0.5 0.5 48.1 80.8 2.7 1.5 3.3 1.9 24.3 9.3 19.2 7.0 8.7
2006-07 22 65 36.0 27.2 5.7 3.6 1.1 0.3 0.6 47.6 80.8 3.4 2.1 3.6 2.2 26.8 10.0 21.0 6.6 8.2
2007-08 23 77 36.0 25.4 7.3 3.3 1.3 0.5 0.7 49.2 78.6 3.2 2.3 5.0 2.1 35.4 9.3 19.0 6.0 7.6
2008-09 24 66 36.0 23.8 7.1 3.5 1.2 0.4 1.0 44.3 79.3 3.1 1.7 5.4 2.7 37.1 8.5 19.1 5.9 7.4
2009-10 25 69 36.0 26.5 6.2 3.0 1.2 0.4 0.8 45.8 83.0 2.9 2.1 4.1 2.6 31.6 9.4 20.5 6.9 8.4
2010-11 26 DEN 50 36.0 25.5 7.8 2.8 0.9 0.6 0.9 45.2 82.3 2.9 1.6 6.2 2.6 33.3 8.9 19.6 7.0 8.5
2010-11 26 NYK 27 36.0 26.2 6.7 3.0 0.9 0.6 2.0 46.1 87.2 2.4 1.5 5.2 4.6 42.4 9.1 19.8 6.0 6.9
2010-11 26 DEN/NYK 77 36.0 25.8 7.4 2.9 0.9 0.6 1.2 45.5 83.8 2.7 1.5 5.8 3.3 37.8 9.0 19.7 6.6 7.9
2011-12 27 NYK 55 36.0 23.9 6.6 3.8 1.2 0.5 1.3 43.0 80.4 2.8 1.7 4.9 3.9 33.5 8.5 19.7 5.7 7.0
2012-13 28 NYK 67 36.0 27.8 6.7 2.5 0.8 0.5 2.3 44.9 83.0 2.5 1.9 4.7 6.0 37.9 9.7 21.6 6.2 7.4
2013-14 29 NYK 77 36.0 25.5 7.5 2.9 1.1 0.6 2.0 45.2 84.8 2.4 1.8 5.8 5.0 40.2 9.0 19.8 5.5 6.5
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Carmelo Anthony NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 20 75 2608 1558 426 194 68 30 42 43.1 79.6 224 141 285 158 26.6 530 1230 456 573
2005-06 21 80 2941 2122 394 216 88 42 37 48.1 80.8 218 122 272 152 24.3 756 1572 573 709
2006-07 22 65 2486 1881 392 249 77 22 40 47.6 80.8 234 143 249 149 26.8 691 1453 459 568
2007-08 23 77 2806 1978 571 259 98 39 58 49.2 78.6 253 178 393 164 35.4 728 1481 464 590
2008-09 24 66 2278 1504 450 222 75 24 63 44.3 79.3 199 106 344 170 37.1 535 1207 371 468
2009-10 25 69 2636 1943 454 222 88 30 59 45.8 83.0 209 152 302 187 31.6 688 1502 508 612
2010-11 26 DEN 50 1774 1259 382 140 43 31 42 45.2 82.3 142 77 305 126 33.3 437 967 343 417
2010-11 26 NYK 27 977 711 181 81 25 15 53 46.1 87.2 64 41 140 125 42.4 247 536 164 188
2010-11 26 DEN/NYK 77 2751 1970 563 221 68 46 95 45.5 83.8 206 118 445 251 37.8 684 1503 507 605
2011-12 27 NYK 55 1876 1245 344 200 62 24 68 43.0 80.4 144 88 256 203 33.5 441 1025 295 367
2012-13 28 NYK 67 2482 1920 460 171 52 32 157 44.9 83.0 175 134 326 414 37.9 669 1489 425 512
2013-14 29 NYK 77 2982 2112 622 242 95 51 167 45.2 84.8 198 145 477 415 40.2 743 1643 459 541
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Carmelo Anthony NBA Advanced Stats
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  Advanced Stats
Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 20 75 34.8 52.6 44.8 10.2 11.8 0.9 16.5
2005-06 21 80 36.8 56.3 49.3 9.3 9.4 1.0 21.2
2006-07 22 65 38.2 55.2 48.9 11.4 10.7 1.1 23.3
2007-08 23 77 36.4 56.8 51.1 11.5 11.2 1.0 23.5
2008-09 24 66 34.5 53.2 46.9 12.1 10.9 1.1 19.8
2009-10 25 69 38.2 54.8 47.8 10.1 9.5 1.1 23.3
2010-11 26 DEN 50 35.5 54.7 47.4 9.8 9.9 1.0 22.2
2010-11 26 NYK 27 36.2 57.5 51.0 10.6 8.4 1.3 23.6
2010-11 26 DEN/NYK 77 35.7 55.7 48.7 10.1 9.4 1.1 22.7
2011-12 27 NYK 55 34.1 52.5 46.3 13.1 9.4 1.4 19.5
2012-13 28 NYK 67 37.0 56.0 50.2 8.3 8.5 1.0 23.2
2013-14 29 NYK 77 38.7 56.1 50.3 10.4 8.5 1.2 25.2
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Carmelo Anthony 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 TOR                                
Apr 15 at BKN                                
Apr 13 CHI 28 17 1 3 1 0 2 7 13 2 3 1 4 1 0 4
Apr 11 at TOR 39 30 8 3 3 0 2 8 17 13 14 1 3 1 7 3
Apr 6 at MIA 44 13 5 6 2 1 1 4 17 4 5 1 4 3 2 2
Apr 4 WAS 38 10 8 5 4 0 9 5 14 0 0 0 4 1 7 3
Apr 2 BKN 37 23 10 3 1 1 3 8 16 7 8 0 1 1 9 3
Mar 31 at UTA 39 34 8 3 3 1 3 11 19 8 8 4 7 0 8 2
Mar 30 at GSW 34 19 9 3 0 0 1 7 21 5 6 0 4 2 7 4
Mar 28 at PHO 40 21 7 1 0 1 0 8 20 3 5 2 6 3 4 3
Mar 26 at SAC 42 36 5 3 0 1 5 12 21 7 7 5 8 0 5 5
Mar 25 at LAL 38 29 9 3 1 1 3 10 21 8 8 1 4 0 9 3
Mar 23 CLE 40 32 8 2 1 2 3 8 20 12 12 4 9 0 8 4
Mar 21 at PHI 35 21 8 5 1 1 1 5 16 9 12 2 5 0 8 2
Mar 19 IND 43 34 3 5 3 0 4 12 23 10 12 0 4 0 3 4
Mar 15 MIL 33 23 7 2 0 2 3 8 16 6 6 1 5 2 5 3
Mar 12 at BOS 39 34 9 2 1 0 0 11 25 8 8 4 7 0 9 2
Mar 10 PHI 32 22 9 5 1 0 3 9 24 4 4 0 7 2 7 3
Mar 8 at CLE 39 26 7 4 3 2 3 10 23 2 2 4 7 1 6 3
Mar 7 UTA 32 29 4 8 2 1 2 10 19 6 8 3 7 0 4 1
Mar 5 at MIN 43 33 5 5 3 0 5 14 27 2 4 3 10 0 5 2
Mar 3 at DET 41 28 5 2 3 0 6 11 21 2 4 4 7 0 5 4
Mar 2 at CHI 38 21 2 3 0 0 4 8 17 3 3 2 4 0 2 3
Feb 28 GSW 37 23 16 2 1 0 2 7 26 8 8 1 6 7 9 3
Feb 27 at MIA 36 29 7 2 0 1 4 11 20 4 6 3 8 3 4 4
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Feb 24 DAL 42 44 9 4 0 1 4 14 29 9 9 7 12 4 5 3
Feb 22 at ATL 37 35 4 3 0 1 3 13 25 5 6 4 8 0 4 4
Feb 21 at ORL 50 44 11 4 1 0 2 16 28 6 7 6 10 2 9 3
Feb 19 at NOP 40 42 4 2 3 2 2 16 29 8 12 2 6 2 2 2
Feb 18 at MEM 42 22 11 2 2 0 1 8 22 5 8 1 5 4 7 2
Feb 12 SAC 48 36 11 3 0 0 3 12 28 7 7 5 11 1 10 3
Feb 9 at OKC 36 15 7 5 1 0 1 5 19 4 5 1 5 4 3 5
Feb 7 DEN 33 31 3 2 1 1 3 12 21 3 3 4 9 0 3 1
Feb 5 POR 40 26 8 0 1 2 1 11 28 3 3 1 6 2 6 3
Feb 3 at MIL 37 36 5 3 0 0 4 13 25 5 6 5 10 1 4 3
Feb 1 MIA 41 26 8 4 1 0 7 8 17 9 13 1 4 1 7 4
Jan 30 CLE 30 29 5 1 1 1 2 8 17 10 12 3 5 0 5 2
Jan 28 BOS 28 24 9 3 4 0 3 8 15 5 7 3 5 2 7 3
Jan 26 LAL 40 35 4 5 0 1 2 14 31 5 6 2 7 1 3 2
Jan 24 CHA 39 62 13 0 0 0 0 23 35 10 10 6 11 1 12 1
Jan 22 PHI 41 28 4 7 2 1 3 10 23 2 3 6 8 1 3 4
Jan 20 BKN 39 26 12 2 2 0 2 8 19 8 13 2 4 3 9 0
Jan 17 LAC 40 26 20 3 2 0 4 4 23 16 16 2 7 7 13 5
Jan 16 at IND 31 28 7 1 0 1 2 8 17 9 9 3 3 3 4 1
Jan 14 at CHA 38 20 6 3 0 1 2 9 22 2 2 0 4 0 6 1
Jan 13 PHO 46 29 16 4 1 1 5 9 24 8 9 3 6 3 13 5
Jan 11 at PHI 36 18 9 7 1 0 3 8 21 2 3 0 3 2 7 2
Jan 9 MIA 42 29 8 5 2 0 2 12 24 2 3 3 8 1 7 4
Jan 7 DET 39 34 4 2 4 1 2 13 24 2 4 6 7 1 3 4
Jan 5 at DAL 37 19 7 5 3 1 1 6 16 6 8 1 3 2 5 1
Jan 3 at HOU 38 25 8 2 0 0 2 10 23 3 3 2 4 1 7 4
Jan 2 at SAS 39 27 12 4 1 1 3 10 20 5 5 2 4 1 11 5
Dec 28 at TOR                                
Dec 27 TOR                                
Dec 25 OKC                                
Dec 23 at ORL 24 19 3 2 0 0 0 7 14 2 2 3 4 0 3 1
Dec 21 MEM 42 30 7 1 2 2 0 11 22 6 7 2 6 1 6 0
Dec 18 at MIL 55 29 9 5 0 2 4 9 29 7 8 4 7 4 5 5
Dec 16 WAS 42 32 5 3 0 4 1 12 20 7 8 1 5 2 3 3
Dec 14 ATL 38 35 6 4 2 0 4 13 22 6 6 3 5 3 3 3
Dec 13 at BOS 42 26 4 3 0 0 0 9 24 5 6 3 7 2 2 2
Dec 11 CHI 41 30 10 4 3 1 2 9 21 11 12 1 3 3 7 4
Dec 10 at CLE 39 29 8 3 0 0 1 12 19 2 2 3 4 3 5 2
Dec 8 BOS 32 19 5 1 0 0 2 5 15 8 10 1 2 1 4 1
Dec 6 ORL 30 20 11 4 3 1 1 6 10 8 9 0 0 0 11 1
Dec 5 at BKN 31 19 10 6 0 1 2 8 12 2 2 1 1 3 7 3
Dec 1 NOP 44 23 10 3 2 0 3 9 21 4 4 1 7 1 9 4
Nov 29 at DEN 40 27 7 0 0 2 1 8 22 11 13 0 3 2 5 4
Nov 27 at LAC 41 27 10 1 0 0 1 9 23 9 10 0 3 3 7 4
Nov 25 at POR 43 34 15 3 1 1 2 13 24 7 10 1 4 2 13 2
Nov 23 at WAS 41 23 12 2 0 0 1 9 19 3 4 2 6 3 9 2
Nov 20 IND 42 30 18 3 0 2 4 10 28 10 10 0 3 9 9 4
Nov 19 at DET 37 25 7 1 2 0 7 8 20 8 11 1 3 4 3 5
Nov 16 ATL 34 23 12 2 1 0 1 8 21 6 7 1 4 5 7 4
Nov 14 HOU 44 45 10 4 0 1 3 17 30 9 11 2 4 3 7 5
Nov 13 at ATL 40 25 4 2 1 0 2 9 25 4 5 3 6 0 4 4
Nov 10 SAS 35 16 8 1 1 0 1 5 10 6 8 0 0 1 7 3
Nov 8 at CHA 39 28 8 6 1 1 3 12 22 3 5 1 2 5 3 2
Nov 5 CHA 45 32 5 2 2 0 2 10 28 10 10 2 5 1 4 3
Nov 3 MIN 44 22 17 3 0 0 5 8 21 4 5 2 6 5 12 4
Oct 31 at CHI 42 22 6 6 6 2 4 8 24 4 5 2 7 0 6 0
Oct 30 MIL 38 19 10 1 1 0 3 7 16 5 6 0 2 2 8 2

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player did not play in the game.

Carmelo Anthony: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Anthony, who opted out of his contract with the Knicks earlier this week, will visit the Rockets, Mavericks and Bulls to talk about a new contract, ESPN AM 1000 in Chicago reported.

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Anthony will opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Anthony has until June 23 to opt in or out of the final year of his current contract, ESPN reports.

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Anthony (shoulder) is training with a boxing instructor again this offseason, Turner Sports reports.

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Anthony (shoulder) had another excellent season for the Knicks as he averaged 27.4 points, a career-high 8.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.2 three-pointers and 1.2 steals over 77 games.

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Anthony embarked upon rehabilitation of the slight tear of the labrum in his right shoulder Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Anthony won't suit up for the Knicks' final two games of the season Tuesday and Wednesday due to a slight tear to his labrum, the Bergen Record reports.

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Anthony (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nets, ESPN New York reports.

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Anthony had 17 points, one rebound, three assists and one steal in 28 minutes Sunday against the Bulls.

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Anthony said that he may decide to get an MRI on his shoulder in the next couple of days due to lingering pain, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Anthony will wait to address his shoulder issues until after the season is over, the New York Post reports.

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Anthony (shoulder) had a team-high 30 points (8-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 13-14 FT) with eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 39 minutes in the win over the Raptors on Friday.

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2013-14

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2012-13

Anthony’s ability to score can’t be denied, but last season his 22.6 points per game were his lowest average since 2004-05. His 43 percent shooting from the field was also the second worst percentage of his career. He struggled to fit in with Jeremy Lin and Amare Stoudemire, but there’s reason to believe that could change this year. With Lin in Houston, Anthony should be able to score more freely and start to lead the Knicks. He was dominant on the U.S. Olympic team this summer, and though international basketball is a bit different from the NBA, Knicks fans will be hoping that Anthony was taking notes on the way players like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James approach the game. Melo has averaged just 1.1 steals and 0.5 blocks per game throughout his career, which has given him a reputation of being just a scorer, but you can also always count on him for 6-plus boards per game and a bevy of three-pointers. His 3.7 attempts from long range last season was the second highest rate of his career. Anthony is a very safe late-second to early-third round pick, and should finish the season as a top-five player at his position.

2011-12

Anthony has always been one of the league’s best scorers, but when he was traded to the Knicks near the deadline, the openness of coach Mike D’Antoni’s offense added a new dimension to Anthony’s value: the three-pointer. Although Anthony’s scoring average saw only a modest 0.5-point rise with his move to the Knicks, he went from converting 0.8 threes per game in Denver to converting 2.0 per game in New York. That contribution of 1.2 additional threes per game, in addition to his already impressive scoring average, elevated Anthony from a dominant scorer to a legitimate fantasy star. Through 27 games with the Knicks last season, Anthony averaged 26.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 three-pointers, 0.9 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.4 turnovers. In a full season with the Knicks, and with a full offseason for D’Antoni to plan how to use him, Anthony could very well improve on his already gaudy fantasy numbers.

2010-11

If not the poster boy, per se, Anthony is at least an object lesson in the importance of understanding a player's value across all eight or nine categories (as the case may be) and not just his point-per-game averages. One could easily see that Anthony finished third in scoring last year (with 28.2 points per contest); recognize that last year's second-place scorer, LeBron James, is due for a slight decline now that he's with Miami; and figure that Anthony is a good bet as a top-10 pick. One would be unwise to come to that conclusion, however, as – among a standard pool of players in a 12x13 league – Anthony is only above average in scoring and free-throw shooting. Rebounds, assists, threes, steals, blocks and field goal percentage – Anthony does enough in these categories not to hurt his value, but not so much as to make him an early or even mid-first rounder. In leagues where turnovers count, his value takes another slight hit: his 3.0 turnovers per game last season really aren't bad for someone with Anthony's scoring ability, but they still count in the tally sheet. Moreover, there's the issue of Anthony's health. Knee and ankle injuries limited him to 69 games last year; the year before, he played in only 66. Of course, there's never sure a thing – anyone who drafted Chris Paul last year understands that fact all too well – and Anthony's still a big-time producer when healthy.

2009-10

Anthony had a down fantasy season last year, posting four-year lows in scoring (22.8 ppg) and field-goal shooting (44.3%) while only playing in 66 games due to nagging injuries. The good news is that he exploded in an extended playoff run, getting his averages up to 27.2 points with 4.1 assists in 16 postseason appearances. Expect Anthony’s production this season to be more in line with those playoff averages, as that’s the track that he appeared to be on before the ill-fated Allen Iverson acquisition three seasons ago. Now that Anthony has gotten used to playing with new floor general Chauncey Billups, he should be able to return to the upper crust of NBA scorers. Anthony has always been a gifted 1-on-1 offensive player, using his big frame (6-8, 240 pounds) to dominate defensive wings in the post and a nice jab-step fake to open up his highly efficient midrange jumper. But he has the size and quick hands to contribute more on the glass and at the defensive end of the floor, and as he continues to get better as a distributor Anthony is becoming a more well-rounded roto performer. He’s also improved his long-range jumper (career high 1.0 treys/game on 37.1% shooting), and if he bumps those numbers up even slightly Anthony could join the elite.

2008-09

Based on the offseason trade rumors – which had either Allen Iverson or Anthony getting shipped out in exchange for stronger defenders like Chauncey Billups and Tayshaun Prince – we were expecting a Phoenix Suns-style conversion of George Karl’s Nuggets. Instead, Denver traded its best defender, center Marcus Camby, to the Clippers for nothing in particular and will go into the season with the AI/Melo core intact. Bad for the won-loss record, perhaps, but good for fantasy players. Anthony’s scoring numbers and assists have dipped a bit since AI’s arrival, but his improvement in rebounding (7.4 rpg last season), threes (0.8 per game), shooting (49.2% from the field) and steals (1.3) – career highs, all – makes up for any lost value. Anthony has the size and strength to dominate most opposing threes in the post-up game, or use his shooting touch to face-up and can mid-range jumpers. It will be interesting to see if he logs many minutes at power forward – his position on the “Redeem Team” – this year. With Camby gone, Denver will be relying heavily on injury-prone players Kenyon Martin and Nene for big minutes in the frontcourt. Melo at the four could present a matchup nightmare.

2007-08

Anthony’s 2006-07 was a tale of three seasons. There was the first third, when he was dominating. Then there was the melee at Madison Square Garden and the ensuing suspension. By the time he got back into the lineup, there was the struggle to mesh with new arrival Allen Iverson. With all that going on, it’s very hard to put a value on Anthony’s overall performance. Here’s what we do know: before the fight, he was topping 30 per game and seemed to be on his way to a scoring title. After the Iverson trade, his scoring average actually dropped a few points; the fact that he set a new career-high of 28.9 ppg is a testament to how well he was playing before that. Anthony will get drafted in an early round, on the strength of his name and his excellent performance in the FIBA Americas tournament – just make sure it’s not too early, as there are lots of comparable options at forward.

2006-07

For the first two years of his career, Anthony showed he could score, but his poor shot selection kept him from being one of the league’s top scorers. Last year, that changed, as Anthony increased his scoring average from 20.8 to 26.5 ppg and did so while making 48.1% of his shots (43.1% in 2005). He also chipped in 4.9 rebounds, 1.1 steals and made 80.8% of his free throws (averaged 8.9 FT attempts a game). If his stellar play in the World Championships is any indication, Anthony is ready to become the leader of the Nuggets. With no true scorers around him in Denver, he’ll be forced to carry the scoring load for the Nuggets and looks ready for a breakout season.

2005-06

Rumors have abounded over the summer that Anthony might get a shot at the SG position and that Karl was considering making him more of a “point” forward. If those rumors are true and Anthony gets the chance to handle the ball more it could end up making him more of a all-around fantasy threat and could push up his fantasy value considerably by virtue of the extra touches and the fact that he'd qualify as a G/F. As for now, however, he remains the Nugget's starting SF with a lot of good rebounders and assist guys already supplanted around him. Until his role changes he’s an adequate fantasy back-up at SF who will give you a lot of points (20-23), average rebounds (5-7), a few assists (2-4), a low FG%, a high FT%, minimal 3’s, and lots of style points almost every night he suits up.

2004-05

Anthony definitely impressed many with his ability to adjust to the NBA game at such a young age last year but he's still very raw and needs to do some growing up. Anthony has a seemingly unlimited ceiling, but new more potent additions to the Nuggets offensive arsenal, playing in the Olympics, and a possible mini-sophmore slump may prevent him from building on last years amazing stat line. Anthony has to prove that he's willing to listen to coach Jeff Bzdelik and play within the Nuggets system. If he does his scoring average should remain around 20 ppg this season. The presence of Kenyon Martin will probably cut into his rebound totals but could help his assist totals. The bottom line is Anthony is still young and has huge upside. We'd be careful about expecting a better season than last and drafting him early, but if you're in a keeper league it will probably be worth it.

2003-04

Despite his age Anthony will step right in and be one of the more productive small forwards in the NBA from day 1. He's big, quick, a solid ball handler, smart around the glass, and he can shoot. There's a chance he'll also see some time at SG and possibly PF if coach Bzdelik sees fit to try him out there. Very conservative estimates would be 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists a game in 30 minutes, but we're betting on more like 18 points, six rebounds, four assists, and two steals a night in 35+ minutes from the Nuggets new franchise player. P.S. - Don't be surprised if the ROY trophy is sitting in his study at years end instead of LeBron's!