Blazers News: Carmelo Anthony Named Player of The Week

Indeed, if you had Carmelo Anthony winning a major NBA award in his first two weeks back in the league, you are one great prognosticator. Remember it was just a few weeks ago when Portland announced that they would sign Anthony.

Now, Anthony has won the Western Conference Player of the Week Award. The last time he won a conference player of the week award was in 2014 with the Knicks.

‘Melo’s blast from the past week looked pretty good. While the Blazers were busy going 3-0 during that span, Anthony averaged 22.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in those contests.

Equally important, this was Anthony’s first action since the 2018 season. In six total games since his return,  he’s averaged 17.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 30.7 minutes per game, while shooting 46.2 percent from the field and 37 percent from 3-point range. Plus he has a little hardware to prove his hunger in the tank still exists.

Finally, this is pretty refreshing. Right now, you have an example of a guy who has made plenty of money; but is obviously in great shape and playing good basketball for a solid team. Obviously Anthony has a lot to prove still, and for people who liked him since his collegiate days at Syracuse, it appears he could write a Hall of Fame ending on what has been a pretty stellar career.

Of course it doesn’t hurt when you have Damian Lillard as one of your running mates.

Written by Clint Evans


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