Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony was named Western Conference Player of the Week.
Anthony has helped the Trail Blazers get back into playoff contention last week after a shaky start to his tenure in Portland. After going 0-3 in the first three games with Melo, the Blazers were 3-0 last week with Melo leading the way. He scored 23 points in a win over the Bulls, 19 in a win over the Thunder, and another 25 points against Chicago. He shot a combined 27-for-47 from the field during the three-game stretch as well as recording his first double-double of the season.
I highlighted Melo in my Week 7 NBA Waiver Wire article that was pubbed earlier today and I still believe he’s a must-add in most season-long formats. The Blazers have been playing better ball and Melo looks great, so once Damian Lillard can get 100% right, this team could take off. Anthony should continue to be a solid contributor of points and rebounds, while shooting a high percentage (at least for now) from the field.