Carmelo Anthony is considered one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history. Currently, he has a cumulative average of 24.8 PPG for his 14 year career. With his incredible ability to shoot and post up players, Anthony is considered one of the greatest Small Forwards of all time. From his comments on global issues to his dynamic basketball ability, Carmelo Anthony will always be remembered as one of the great players of this generation.
Carmelo Anthony’s Net Worth As Of 2019: $90 Million
How did he earn such an expensive name? Let’s take a look at the superstar’s career.
Anthony was selected 3rd overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. From the beginning, Carmelo Anthony showed undeniable scoring ability and averaged 21 PPG his rookie season and 20.8 in his sophomore year. As he began to flourish into an NBA Star, Carmelo Anthony went on a scoring tear and averaged 23.6 points per game for the next 11 seasons. These would be the years that would eventually define the career of Carmelo Anthony. Within these seasons, Carmelo Anthony was a fantastic franchise player for the Denver Nuggets. After his second year, Anthony played another four seasons with Denver in which he averaged 26.5, 28.9, 25.7 and 22.8 PPG. Along with his scoring accomplishments, Carmelo Anthony led the 2009 Denver Nuggets to the Western Conference Finals where the team feel short to Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.
In 2011 Carmelo Anthony would find himself at the center of a paramount trade that would send him to his new home, New York. After the New York Knicks welcomed their new star player, the city was ecstatic to see where their team was headed. With a core of Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire, the New York Knicks appeared to be destined for great seasons to come. For the first year, The Knicks had a 36-30 record and were qualifiers for the NBA Playoffs as they made the sixth seed. The second year, the Knicks won 54 games and were one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, making the number 4 seed. The years proceeding began the demise of the franchise. From personal issues within the locker room to players not being able to perform in games; it was clear that the Knicks had difficulty winning. The 2013 season, the New York Knicks won 37 games under Mike Woodson. The following seasons, they won 17, 32 and 31 games.
An immense blemish on Carmelo Anthony’s career is the fact that he has not won a championship. With this in mind, Carmelo Anthony requested a trade to go to the Houston Rockets. Here, he would team up with James Harden and Chris Paul and form a new “super team”. Playing for this team would give Carmelo Anthony a star studded supporting cast to assist him in the Western Conference.
Carmelo Anthony showed off a brand new colorway as part of the Jordan Melo 1.5 sneaker series, but will most likely not put it up for sale.
On Tuesday 22nd January it was announced that the Houston Rockets have sent Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls.