Before the start of the season, this is what I expected:
Carmelo Anthony would average 25 points on 45% shooting and 35% shooting from 3, to go along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
Amar'e Stoudemire would be averaging 22 points on 55% shoting and 8 rebounds.
Tyson Chandler would be averaging 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks on 50% shooting.
Jeremy Lin who?
What actually happened:
Jeremy Lin dropped 38 points on Kobe and led the team to a 7 game winning streak. He's averaging 15 points and 6 assists.
Tyson Chandler is averaging 11.4 points, 10 rebounds, 1.5 blocks on 69% shooting.
Amar'e Stoudemire is overweight, lost 80% of his lift on his legs, and is averaging 17 points, 8 rebounds, on 45% shooting. At one point in his mediocore season, he shot 41%.
Carmelo Anthony is overweight, seldom posts up, and chucks jump shots all day. He averages his lowest point per game total since his sophomore year and is shooting a career-low 40%. He's making 20 million dollars and is supposed to be in his prime, yet he looks like he's on his way to retirement.
I understand people want to be patient with Anthony, but we are 65% into the season. Even in last year's playoffs, he shot under 38% from the field. This is not a mini-slump. This is JELLO. Slumps don't last an entire season, folks.