Melo: Player of the Month

The NBA announced the nomination of Carmelo Anthony for the Kia Performance Player of the Month Award. As the third-leading scorer in the NBA, Melo has averaged more than 26 points and 4 assists per game. Thus far in the season, he has had multiple 30-point games including scoring 37 points in the home opener- the second most by any Knick in a season opener falling behind Patric Ewing who scored 38 in 1990. On January 18 against Phoenix, a "Melo Milestone" occurred when he surpassed 15,000 career points with a layup at the 1:27 mark in the fourth quarter.