Carmelo Anthony has earned All-NBA honors, the league announced this afternoon.
Despite receiving the fifth most voting points (397) among all players, positional requirements -- in this case the need for a center -- relegated him to the second team. He finished with 24 first place votes.
This year was the most prolific of Melo's illustrious career, both from an individual and team perspective. He won the NBA scoring title for the first time after averaging 28.7 points per game and, not coincidentally, led the Knicks to 54 wins and an Atlantic Division title. He also finished fourth in Player Efficiency Rating (PER), at 24.83.
Two of Anthony's teammates factored in the voting; Tyson Chandler finished with 19 points, including one first place vote, and Raymond Felton garnered three third team votes.