Mar. 27, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Memphis Grizzlies small forward Tayshaun Prince (21) guards New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 108-101. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Carmelo Anthony: Why Mike Woodson should move 'Melo back to the 3

Carmelo Anthony is unquestionably the New York Knicks’ best player. Anthony has been sidelined with injures here and there this season but overall this has been one of his best seasons in the NBA.

Mar. 3, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) dribbles the ball against the Miami Heat during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

The Knicks as a whole have has the injury bug pretty bad this season, and this has caused Mike Woodson to practically never work with a 100 percent healthy roster. This has caused Anthony to play both small forward and power forward this season.

Going forward into the playoffs with this current team, I think it would be best if Anthony played at the 3.

The addition of Kenyon Martin proves to be more valuable every single game. Seriously, what would this team’s frontcourt look without him?

It’s sad to say but the Amar’e Stoudemire injury was expected. We knew it was coming sooner or later. It was a nightmare to watch Tyson Chandler go down and the Knicks can’t wait to get him back on the court.

When the season started, I loved when Melo played the 4. He spread the floor with his lights out shooting and bullied his way to the rim. But when Chandler returns, the Knicks have no choice but to start Martin at the 4.

Anthony still causes problems for basically any 3 in the league since he is one of the best scorers in the league.

When Chandler comes back, a frontcourt of Anthony, Martin, and Chandler gives the Knicks everything they  need. Chandler and Martin will be relentless on the defensive side of the ball and clean up the boards, while Anthony is a world-class scorer.

Melo will be effective wherever you put him on the court. The offense runs through him but with some real big men on the court, I believe it’s best for him to line up at the 3.

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