Ball So Hard: Top-12 NBA Players This Season RANKED

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Highlights From 2014-2015 Season

11. Carmelo Anthony

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Yes — the Knicks have failed to make the post-season the past two years, but, Carmelo Anthony is still a cerebral scoring assassin. The man has innumerable ways to dupe opposing defenses, which enable him to score at will. Even though his season was curtailed by knee surgery, Melo appears to be back in form and ready to push the Knicks into a playoff spot.

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Even thought Phil Jackson didn’t land any big name free agents this past offseason, he still was able to reel in a couple of solid contributors in the form of Aaron Affalo and Robin Lopez. It will be up to Melo to carve a winning mentality into this young and inexperienced team. Can the embattled superstar do so? We’ll find out.