Team: New York Knicks
Position: Small forward
2014-15 stats: 24.0 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 3.1 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.4 BPG
What makes him smooth: Making even the toughest shots look absolutely effortless
There’s really no spot on the floor from which Carmelo Anthony cannot score. As soon as Anthony gets within 25 feet of the hoop, defenders need to be on alert for this matchup nightmare with the lightning-quick release and borderline unblockable fadeaway jumper. Anthony can lull defenders to sleep with his somewhat deliberate style of play, but make no mistake—if you give him even a sliver of daylight, ‘Melo will make you pay. He can get to the rim, post up, or simply bury a jumper in your face like you aren’t even there.