Carmello Anthony has always been an exciting player to watch. He is a unique offensive talent and one of the most potent scorers in the league. In seasons past he has been the franchise cornerstone for the Denver Nuggets who are always competitive out in the Western Conference.
For those of you following the NBA last season would have been very aware of the Carmello Anthony Saga. A contract extension had been on the table for him for quite some time. Anthony was not willing to sign it or make any comment on it. After seeing the devastation that Lebron James left in Cleveland the Nuggets knew they had to act. After trying to get a commitment from him he ended up requesting a trade. Ultimately the two main suitors were New York and New Jersey. It would later be revealed that Carmello was not interested in New Jersey at all.
He got his wish and took his talents to the Big Apple with Amare Stoudemire. It happened at the cost of half the Knicks roster. The Nuggets ended up doing better without him and the Knicks got swept in the playoffs.
Carmello Anthony had a very productive year and was once again among the top scorers in the league. Despite all the drama at rumours surrounding him he played great. It did not seem to affect him the slightest. Unfortunately the same could not be said for his team mates. He also created an air of uncertainty in both New York and New Jersey.
With all the drama and disruptions that were caused by the saga last year, he got his wish and is playing where he wants to play. Lets see if he can produce the goods. New York just got its first playoff berth in a long time, so lets see if that was just a fluke, or a sign of more to come.