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Advanced statistics have made quite a bit of headway in the basketball world over the past couple of years. However, the general public, NBA pundits, and NBA front offices still tend to fawn over players that score a lot of points, regardless of how efficient they are. Which is why a player like Carmelo Anthony, who the advanced stat Wins Produced ranks as the seventh (!!) top producer on his own team, will get plenty of MVP votes this year. So, as an alternative to the traditional NBA awards that will be presented over the coming weeks, we thought we'd reveal The Wins Produced NBA Award Winners, based on the Wins Produced stats housed on The NBA Geek website. The envelopes, please.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Los Angeles Lakers secured a playoff spot even before taking the court, while the race for home-court advantage went into the final set of games.
The Lakers learned their turbulent season would continue when Memphis beat the Utah Jazz 86-70 on Wednesday night. That guaranteed Los Angeles a postseason spot, and the Lakers could even move up to the No. 7 seed by beating Houston...
In the pre-season Carmelo Anthony had the chance to work with Hakeem Olajuwon. I am posting this because it was really interesting watching this training session without commentary. Part 1 and 2 of 5. ENJOY!
Peter A – Knickswag
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Two of the leagues best scorers are primed for the playoffs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony won the scoring title without playing, and the Atlanta Hawks lost their chance to move up in the East standings.
Chris Copeland scored 33 points on a night that belonged to the benches, and the New York Knicks wrapped up their winningest season in 16 years by beating the Hawks 98-92 on Wednesday.
With Anthony and just about every important player...
Down by a score of 53-49 at the end of the first half, and defense a concern, the Knicks came out in the second half and gave up a total of 25 points, including just 8 in the 4th quarter. It was the lowest point total in a second half ever in the much storied Celtics playoff history, and the Knicks went on to win game 1 of the series by a final score of 85-78. It wasn’t pretty...
There is only one relevant question to be asked about the Eastern Conference now that the playoffs are before us: Is there a single team in that conference capable of beating the Miami Heat in a seven-game series?
There are two legitimate answers to that question. The sexy answer is the sexy team, the New York Knicks. They have Carmelo Anthony, who claimed the league's scoring...
Kevin Durant has conceded the NBA scoring title. Carmelo Anthony has won it.
Durant would need to score 70 points in the Oklahoma City Thunder's final game of the season to pass the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (who is likely sitting out his final game), and Durant on Wednesday alerted the world he wasn't planning on going for it.
"SITTING OUT TONIGHT'S GAME,...
Top 5 Players
1. Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)
2. Paul Pierce (Celtics)
3. J.R. Smith (Knicks)
4. Kevin Garnett (Celtics)
5. Jeff Green (Celtics)
1. Jason Terry (Celtics)
2. Chris Copeland (Knicks)
3. Steve Novak (Knicks)
Best scorer : Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)
Best passer: Raymond Felton (Knicks)
Best shooter: Steve Novak (Knicks)
Best low-post scorer: Kevin Garnett (Celtics...
The immense intriguing and tremendous rivalry between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks will take the 2013 NBA playoff stage on Saturday at 3 p.m.
That being said, this matchup consists of high expectations and many distinct clashes between a star and uprising star, the guard play and Amar’e Stoudemire’s absence.
Jeff Green vs. Scoring champion Carmelo Anthony
By Andrew C. Sutton
After winning on Sunday, the Knicks found out their first round opponent for this year’s playoffs: The Boston Celtics. Knicks fans will surely remember the last time the Knicks faced the C’s in the playoffs in 2011, the first year the Knicks made the playoffs since the 03′-04′ season, they lost to the Celtics in four games! To the delight of all New York...
Doc Rivers talked with the media about Carmelo Anthony having an MPV-calibre season, the bombings at the Boston Marathon and Rasheed Wallace's retirement.