Feb 8, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) goes up for a shot over Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Dante Cunningham (33) in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Carmelo Anthony Named to All-NBA Second Team

It was announced today that Carmelo Anthony made All-NBA Second Team for the second time in his career. Joining Anthony on the Second Team were Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker in the back-court, Blake Griffin with Anthony in the other forward spot, and Marc Gasol manning the center slot.

Anthony just enjoyed one of his best seasons in the NBA, leading the Knicks to 54 wins and an Atlantic Division title while averaging 28.7 points on 44.9% FG and 37.9% 3FG with 6.9 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. At times during the season, Anthony had stretches where he looked like the best small forward in the league (during those stretches) and a legitimate MVP candidate. However, when looking at the First Team, LeBron James and Kevin Durant manned the two forward positions and both players have a bigger impact on the game than Anthony. Likewise, Anthony played in 67 games this year, so his body of work was smaller.

Overall, though, it was a commemorable season for ‘Melo. His offense was at its sharpest, his defense improved, and his passing more willing. Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton both received some votes as well, though they weren’t close to actually being named to the teams.

Here’s a look at the full list of teams:

All-NBA First Team:

  • F: LeBron James
  • F: Kevin Durant
  • C: Tim Duncan
  • G: Kobe Bryant
  • G: Chris Paul

All-NBA Second Team:

  • F: Carmelo Anthony
  • F: Blake Griffin
  • C: Marc Gasol
  • G: Tony Parker
  • G: Russell Westbrook

All-NBA Third Team

  • F: Paul George
  • F: David Lee
  • C: Dwight Howard
  • G: James Harden
  • G: Dwyane Wade

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