Beyond the Key Episode of the week
By Jeremy Fitch
In recent days Carmelo Anthony has been in the news because of Slam Magazine ranking him the 15 best player in the NBA before the 2016-2017 season begins.
Melo responded to the article with a comment on websites Instagram page saying this:
He doubled down on the Instagram comments after practice saying, "I just looked at it and it was disrespectful."
Anthony has always been questioned for his defense, but what has never been questioned is that he is a top five scorer in the NBA. Coming off a quiet, but a solid season there is no reason for him to be this low in the rankings.
In the Slam's rankings since 2009, Melo had not fallen out side the top ten until last season when he was ranked the 13 best player in the league.
While the Slam has yet to release the top 10 players, I am among many that are shocked that you could name 14 players better than Carmelo Anthony, including Blake Griffin ranked just ahead of him at 14.