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Thursday / December 1.
  • Melo Named NBA’s 10th Best Player; Durant Says Harden Should Replace D-Wade

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    Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was ranked the 10th best player in the NBA by Sports Illustrated, and Kevin Durant believes James Harden should replace Dwyane Wade in the Top 10.

    “I think you’re missing James Harden,” Durant told Cinesport in an interview shown on SportsCenter.

    Asked who should be taken off, Durant said, “Dwyane Wade.”

    Wade then posted a note on Instagram that read, “Kevin Durant said James Harden should replace me in the Top 10. Note to self..Make him respect our place in history…again.”

    To which Durant Tweeted, “Show me don’t Tweet me…”

    The Thunder visit the Heat Jan. 29 in an ESPN game.

    SI’s TOP 10 NBA PLAYERS

    1. LeBron James

    2. Kevin Durant

    3. Chris Paul

    4. Tony Parker

    5. Russell Westbrook

    6. Tim Duncan

    7. Dwight Howard

    8. Dwyane Wade

    9. Kobe Bryant

    10. Carmelo Anthony



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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.