But can he actually win the award?
With 29.4 points per night and 42 percent shooting from beyond the arc, 'Melo is on fire and outgunning nearly everyone in the league. He's leading the Knickerbockers to places they haven't been in over a decade.
Anthony is finally meeting the lofty expectations New Yorkers had for him, and he's extremely valuable to the franchise.
However, there are some factors, both internal and external, that will prevent him from winning MVP honors.