Week 1, April 19: Carmelo Anthony
If you haven't picked a Blazer yet, do pick LaMarcus Aldridge now (for explanation, see my first pick -- should be the same in Game 2). He's the only wise pick this early in that team. If like me you already picked him, then pick a Knick.
With the Knicks, only Amare and Carmelo are worth picking. Amare is a good pick, but his home record is better than his away record so I want to pick him on either Game 3 or Game 4 (elimination game the better) where he will work hard to even the series while in the Garden. On the side, I think they cannot get past the Celtics. They gave up too much in the Melo trade, that it will take next year for them to be a legit threat (Chris Paul perhaps?).
So I am left with Carmelo. He is not a bad pick for tomorrow. You know he will produce more because Game 2 will be a statement game for him. He scored only 15 points in Game 1 (way below his average) and he would want to bounce back. A PRA of less than 35 will be a disappointment.