Tagged Carmelo Anthony

Was Carmelo Anthony Better as a Nugget or Knick?

Carmelo Anthony has done it all in his basketball career.  An NCAA champion with the Syracuse Orange in 2003, ‘Melo’ is a 10-time NBA All-Star and scoring champion (2013), as well as a multi-time Olympic gold medalist. Critics, however, have always been quick to point out his ball-stopping style of play. Another common notion is that…

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The 2008 USA Redeem Team’s Unique Place in History

I was too young to appreciate the 1992 USA Olympic Men’s Basketball Dream Team. And although I was old enough to enjoy the 1996 and 2000 American gold medalists, I took their success for granted. It wasn’t until the disappointment of the 2004 bronze and the ensuing 2008 “Redeem Team” campaign that I understood the…

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How Portland Trail Blazers Snag West’s 8-Seed

We’re rounding the corner from the NBA All-Star Break and have less than two months from the playoffs. In the Western Conference, there’s a multi-team race for the final postseason spot that figures to go down to the wire. To prepare you for the final run of the regular season, I’m unveiling a scouting report…

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Where We Hit and Missed on NBA Season Predictions So Far

Before the first game of the season, I threw out 50 fairly bold predictions for the NBA season, all of which were rooted in optimism and belief. As always, one subtle action can change how the dominos fall, whether it’s an injury (here’s looking at you, Stephen Curry) or the unforeseen ascension of talent. We’re…

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NY Knicks Chase Nostalgia of What Never Was

Fans and local media consider the New York Knicks an iconic franchise, synonymous of what’s best about the NBA. For the last 20 years, they’ve talked (emptily) about reclaiming their rightful mantle. But, aside from some fuzzy memories, was the organization ever that great? Not really. The Knicks, 46 years and counting since their last…

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PODCAST: Are L.A. Lakers or Melo Sustainable? Jazz or Spurs Lost Causes?

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss Carmelo Anthony winning Player of the Week, dive into the Los Angeles Lakers’ upcoming stretch and discuss whether it’s time to be worried about the Utah Jazz or San Antonio Spurs. Was Melo’s Player of the Week award undeserved compared…

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What Can Carmelo Anthony Actually Give Portland Trail Blazers?

The Portland Trail Blazers are one of this year’s biggest early-season disappointments, in large part because of their injury-ravaged frontcourt. They’re now banking on Carmelo Anthony to help them turn their season around, but the early returns weren’t great. The Blazers officially signed Anthony on Tuesday, days after ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported they planned…

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