Found December 02, 2012 on Pass The Pill:
Steve Novak has some high praise for Melo.credit: img.spokeo.com Carmelo Anthony has found out that the New York fans and media will be the first to boo him when he plays poorly, and the first to applaud him when he is playing well. Unfortunately for him, until this year, he had received more criticism than applause in his time as a Knick. So far this year, the Knicks have been a pleasant surprise, and Melo has been a big reason why. He’s averaging over 26 points and 7 rebounds per game, and Knicks fans are loving it. Steve Novak is loving it as well, and has some high praise for his teammate. Via Real GM: Carmelo Anthony heard chants of “MVP” from the Madison Square Garden crowd Sunday in a victory over the Phoenix Suns and Steve Novak echoed the sentiment. “I think the way Carmelo’s been playing (pause), I mean he’s the best player in the league right now,” said Novak while discussing New York’s 18-1 home record under coach Mike Woodson. Carmelo Anthony is certainly one of the most polarizing players in the league; you either think he’s one of the few best players in the league, or you think he’s more of an overrated talent. He has caught a lot of criticism over the years for his lack of defensive effort and his isolation style of offense that often takes his teammates out of the game. Novak is supporting his teammate, but it’s hard to believe his words with guys like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Dwight Howard in the league. -Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content Follow us on Twitter The post Novak: Melo Is Best In The League Right Now appeared first on Pass The Pill.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Does the Knicks' Pablo Prigioni Have a Case of Linsanity?

Knicks fans were left devastated and frustrated this summer when the team let the most exciting player to come to the Big Apple in over a decade walk away for nothing.The hype and excitement surrounding Jeremy Lin and his Knickerbocker tenure was unlike any other the NBA has seen in quite a while.Becoming a national phenomenon due to his rise from obscurity, Lin was engulfed and...

'Melo denies three-point celebration is gun related

After Carmelo Anthony's 34 points burned the Phoenix Suns on Sunday afternoon, New York Daily News writer Mitch Lawrence took a shot at the New York Knicks forward by saying his three-point celebrations looked like he was pointing a gun to his head and was a bad image for the player and the game. Lawrence wrote: "Here was Carmelo Anthony draining four 3-pointers against...

Suns look to change fortunes vs. Knicks

The New York Knicks have lost two of three to the Phoenix Suns since Amare Stoudemire joined the team, but figure to be in good position to win the next matchup even without him. The Knicks can improve to 7-0 at home Sunday when they try to hand the Suns a third straight loss. Stoudemire remains out due to his persistent knee problems so he won't be able to help New York (11...

Knicks 106, Suns 99

Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points as the New York Knicks won their third straight game and remained unbeaten at home with a 106-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Raymond Felton had 23 points, seven assists and no turnovers for the Knicks, who are 7-0 at Madison Square Garden and 12-4 overall, a half-game behind Miami for the best record in the Eastern Conference. They got...

Carmelo Anthony & Kevin Durant named conference Players of the Week.

Arguably the leagues two best scorers were on their respective games.

Rasheed Wallace Gets Tossed For Telling The Truth

The People's Champion, Rasheed Wallace, was ejected in the Knicks game vs. the Suns. Why? Because he told the truth, Ball Don't Lie.The post Rasheed Wallace Gets Tossed For Telling The Truth appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.

Rasheed Wallace Gets Ejected!!!

It took Rasheed Wallace over a minute to get ejected from Sunday’s Knicks and Suns game, and he did it in perfectly Rasheed fashion. Check out the minor train wreck that is ‘Sheed just being ‘Sheed. H/T Sports Grid Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Raymond Felton: Day to Day

Knicks cannot lose Felton or any player on this team for a long period of time, especially with Jason Kidd out with back spasms. Felton is a tough guy, so let’s see if he bounces back for Wednesday’s game. #bbpBox_275375087711047680 a { text-decoration:none; color:#F57F25; }#bbpBox_275375087711047680 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }An MRI of Raymond Felton's left hand...

Suns-Knicks Preview

The New York Knicks have lost two of three to the Phoenix Suns since Amare Stoudemire joined the team, but figure to be in good position to win the next matchup even without him. The Knicks can improve to 7-0 at home Sunday when they try to hand the Suns a third straight loss. Stoudemire remains out due to his persistent knee problems so he won't be able to help New York (11...

New York Knicks Unbeaten at Home, But Struggle on the Road

Photo by Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE To be the best of the best, you must win where it counts–on the road. Despite a 8-0 record at home, Mike Woodson’s team presents a 4-4 stance away from Madison Square Garden. In this early stage of the 2012-13 season, there should be no shock that the Knicks sit on top of the NBA Eastern Conference standings due to their strength of schedule...

Knicks-Bobcats Preview

Carmelo Anthony isn't ignoring the MVP chants he's been hearing lately, but he also realizes they're a bit premature given the New York Knicks have plenty of season remaining. He sure didn't look like an MVP the last time he faced the Charlotte Bobcats. New York faces a stretch of three road games in four nights and looks to get off to a good start by sending Charlotte...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.