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Blazers’ Carmelo Anthony says being named Player of the Week is ‘more about my commitment to the game’


Portland Trail Blazers small forward Carmelo Anthony is happy about being named the Western Conference Player of the Week, as his commitment to the game of basketball has paid off.

After being out of the NBA for more than a year, Anthony is thriving with the Blazers and shutting all of his critics up.

The 10-time All-Star says being named Player of the Week is more about his “commitment to the game.”

“It’s a great honor,” Anthony said, via Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com. “More so, I think it’s deeper than basketball with that honor, just more about my commitment to the game and to staying with it, staying in it and being committed at the end of the day.”

Anthony is averaging 17.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists in six games with the Blazers, who are 3-3 since signing Melo.

One of the best scorers in NBA history, Anthony put up 22.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for the Blazers last week.

It’s great to see Melo back in the NBA and playing well. Now, we just have to wait and see if Anthony can keep this strong play up for the rest of the season against elite teams.