Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Anthony Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Carmelo Anthony was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week after he helped lead the Knicks to a 3-1 mark, averaging a league-best 29.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks.
Anthony scored over 30 points in two contests. In New York’s 106-99 home victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, Anthony scored a game-high 34 points, and added six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal.
“I’m healthy,” Anthony said Sunday when talking about the “MVP” chants he received at Madison Square Garden. “Not make any excuses on last year but I wasn’t 100 percent healthy. I’m healthy this year. As a team we’re healthy and we’re winning basketball games and we’re doing it in a great fashion.”
Kevin Durant was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.
The Knicks begin a three-game road swing Wednesday in Charlotte, followed by stops in Miami Thursday and Chicago Saturday.
They hope to have shooting guard Jason Kidd (back spasms) and point guard Raymond Felton (hand) available for the games.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.