Anthony's progress doesn't match his talent
So why has 'Melo not been able to show improvement individually, in terms of statistics, and collectively, in terms of wins? As a team, the Denver Nuggets are 13-9 this year and were 14-8 at the same 22-game juncture last season. 'Melo's numbers are consistently down across the board. His scoring is up slightly, but his field-goal percentage, 3-point percentage, free-throw percentage and rebounds all are down. To his credit, his assists are up slightly, but so are his turnovers.
Most importantly, though, his impact on the game is down, as he continues to struggle with decision-making and shot selection two areas that are critical to his and the team's development.
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