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50 NBA Players Who Are Currently Better Than Carmelo Anthony

50 NBA Players Who Are Currently Better Than Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony may have a great legacy and history in the NBA, but it may be pass him now. At the age of 34, Carmelo is showing signs of decline in his performance that he may be still unaware of.

In his most recent season in the NBA, Carmelo had a career-low average for Points Per Game with 16.2 in his first year with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Not to mention shooting at a very low 40.4 percent from the field that is also the worst in his career. He’s been known as an offensive juggernaut throughout his career but it’s clear he doesn’t have the same capabilities that he used to have.

Carmelo still believes in his ability to win matches and carry his side like he’s done in years before, confidence has been no issue. He wants to be out there on the court at every possible opportunity and by not wanting to come to the bench, it can cost his team more than he realizes.

We’ve decided to come up with a list of 50 current NBA players who are performing better than Carmelo Anthony is right now. There are many other players in the NBA at this moment who are more valuable to their teams even if they average less points or aren’t as big of an offensive threat as Carmelo. This includes players such as Rudy Gobert from the Utah Jazz who may only have averaged a total of 13.5 points but has shown his value to the Jazz through his defensive dominance.

Other players such as Thunder teammates Paul George and Russell Westbrook have both shown that they're more valuable to OKC in the 2017/2018 season. Both have proven to be bigger offensive presences than Anthony averaging 21.9 and 25.4 points per game respectively.

Carmelo Anthony is currently just a shadow of the great basketballer he was, the 10-time NBA All-Star may have had a better career than most of the names on this list but they are all currently more valuable players to their teams.

1. Kyrie Irving

2. Gordon Hayward

3. Al Horford

4. Kemba Walker

5. Kevin Love

6. DeAndre Jordan

7. Harrison Barnes

8. Nikola Jokic

9. Paul Millsap

10. Blake Griffin

11. Andre Drummond

12. Stephen Curry

13. Klay Thompson

14. Kevin Durant

15. Draymond Green

16. DeMarcus Cousins

17. Chris Paul

18. James Harden

19. Victor Oladipo

20. Tobias Harris

21. LeBron James

22. Mike Conley

23. Marc Gasol

24. Goran Dragic

25. Karl-Anthony Towns

26. Jimmy Butler

27. Khris Middleton

28. Giannis Antetokounmpo

29. Jrue Holiday

30. Anthony Davis

31. Kristaps Porzingis

32. Russell Westbrook

33. Paul George

34. Aaron Gordon

35. Ben Simmons

36. Joel Embiid

37. Devin Booker

38. Damian Lillard

39. CJ McCollum

40. DeMar DeRozan

41. LaMarcus Aldridge

42. Kyle Lowry

43. Kawhi Leonard

44. Ricky Rubio

45. Donovan Mitchell

46. Rudy Gobert

47. John Wall

48. Bradley Beal

49. Dwight Howard

50. Jayson Tatum