Originally written on Pass The Pill  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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.
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