Team: New York Knicks
2013-14 Stats: 27.4 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 3.1 APG, 1.2 SPG
Last month, Carmelo revealed that he believes he's the "most underrated superstar" in the NBA. We don't necessarily agree with that, but we do think he's underrated in one regard: People aren't really wowed by what he's able to do anymore.
Does Carmelo put up 25 points per game? Yes. Does he consistently hit shots that no one else can? Yes. Is he capable of dropping 50 on any given night? Yes. But it's almost become so routine that people aren't impressed by it when he does it now.
So what does he need to do to change that? Win some playoff games. And now that Carmelo has Phil Jackson in his corner, that's exactly what he should be able to do in the coming years. With a little luck, it'll start this year. But even if it doesn't, you should once again expect Carmelo to be one of the biggest offensive threats in the league, even if it doesn't necessarily excite you as much as it should.