8. Carmelo Anthony, F
- 25.6 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 3.1 APG
- 3rd in franchise history with 25.6 points per game
Carmelo Anthony, the man of the hour, comes in at the No. 8 spot.
However, he has much more work to do, and if his recent play is any indication he’ll be rapidly climbing up the list.
Though he’s only played 564 career games for the Knicks, he’s already fifth in franchise history with 557 three-point field goals and closing in on the Top 10 in points (7,733).
And oh yeah, he’s only 32nd in NBA history with an amazing 21,703 career points.
Literally the only aspect holding Anthony back from the top five on the list is time and lack of team success. His only true winning season in New York came in 2012-13 when he led the Knicks to a stellar 54-28 mark (bounced by the Indiana Pacers in the second round of the playoffs).
His first two seasons saw the Knicks finish barely above .500 and bow out harmlessly in the first round.
With young Kristaps Porzingis now in the fold as his running-mate, things are looking up for the 31-year old Melo’s future with the organization.