ESPN Claims Carmelo Anthony Is The 64th Best Player.
According to reports from ESPN’s annual ranking of the Top-100 players in the league, Carmelo Anthony comfortably seats as the 64th best player in the NBA, that means there are just 63 other player who are above Anthony, that’s a good profile.
The revelation was made when ESPN named their NBA Top-100 for the upcoming season, and they also revealed spots 75-51, which is where Anthony falls in favour of the sports leader.
Anthony, like stated, seats at no. 64, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart seats at no. 65 and then Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard, Lonzo Ball seats at 63rd.
Some key players that ranked above the 12-time All-Star include but are not limited to; Spurs guard Danny Green, Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes, Sixers forward Robert Covington, Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari and Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday.
You may ask why Anthony seats at 64th position, check this out, last season, Anthony averaged 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game against the Knicks, and we guess that somehow helped to push him to where he is.
“Entering his 15th season, Anthony’s days as a top-50 player might be finished as he comes in 33 spots below last season’s ranking. His drop is tied for the largest by anyone that finished in the top 35 a season ago. The only players in NBA history to average at least 20 points per game in each of their first 15 seasons are Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a club Anthony could join in 2017-18.”
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) September 12, 2017
Lets see some reactions from twitter concerning the ranking. You may also wish to drop your comments below.
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— Alysha Tsuji (@AlyshaTsuji) September 12, 2017
Lol @ESPN really put Danny Green above Carmelo Anthony ??? wtf ?? Lonzo hasn't played an NBA game but he's better than Melo ? ??♂️
— Hoodie Melo (@HoodieMelo2) September 12, 2017
There aren't 24 players in the NBA better than Carmelo Anthony. https://t.co/oe9xEJG6Ag
— casa (@CheffHouse) September 12, 2017
— Alan Hahn (@alanhahn) September 12, 2017
— JRSportBrief (@JRSportBrief) September 12, 2017
Whatever metric that has Danny Green and Robert Covington higher than Carmelo Anthony in any basketball related activity is a shit metric.
— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) September 12, 2017
That ESPN ranking is gonna motivate Melo to lose a whole 4 pounds this offseason. Shit bout to get spooky in the Garden
— Larry Beyince (@DragonflyJonez) September 12, 2017
— Michael Dolan (@theeDolan82) September 12, 2017
Tired of seeing this Melo slander. Y'all taking Khris Middleton over CARMELO ANTHONY? Deactivate and never watch basketball again.
— #MeloSZN (@PrimeAdoree) September 12, 2017
Thinking there are 63 basketball players in the world better than Carmelo Anthony is genuinely hilarious. https://t.co/ZDK3Cvfjyd
— Thomas Duffy (@TJDhoops) September 12, 2017