New York Knicks: Projecting NYK’s Statistical Leaders

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February 15, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Eastern Conference forward Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks (7) shoots the basketball during the first half of the 2015 NBA All-Star Game against the Western Conference at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Kathy Willens-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Points Per Game: Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony will lead the New York Knicks in scoring, and there’s no way around that. Not only does New York lack an identifiable No. 2 scorer, but its No. 1 option is one of the best in the league.

Anthony will be No. 1 by a wide margin.

Anthony outgunned four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant to lead the NBA in points per game average in 2012-13—a feat he may have to replicate in 2015-16. Anthony is also No. 12 all-time in scoring average and No. 34 in total points scored.

Amongst active players, ‘Melo ranks No. 9 with 20,924 points scored. Overall, he’s 890 points shy of passing Gary Payton for No. 30 all-time and a very manageable 2,650 points behind Vince Carter for No. 25.

Arron Afflalo, Robin Lopez and rookie Kristaps Porzingis will compete for the role of the No. 2 scorer, but no one on the current roster will take Anthony’s spot in 2015-16.

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