New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has undergone a basketball renaissance in his 10th NBA season. No longer is 'Melo depicted as the self-oriented chucker he was just six months ago. Nowadays, Anthony is revered in the Big Apple and viewed as the centerpiece of a championship-contending Knicks squad.
His transformation is due to a handful of key tweaks made in just one offseason's time. Carmelo has largely been looked at as one of the league's stars who was always a step behind the LeBron Jameses and Kevin Durants of the world. Now, Anthony is receiving the superstar treatment while playing under the NBA's brightest lights.
His new-found dominance has led the Knicks to a 23-12 record, good for second place in the Eastern Conference. 'Melo is finally in the place he's always dreamed of: title contention.
All stats used are accurate as of Jan. 11.