Carmelo Anthony on Player of the Week award: “It’s deeper than basketball with that honor”

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The Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony was named Western Conference Player of the Week after helping lead the team to a 3-0 record last week. Anthony shared his thoughts on winning the award for the first time since 2014:

“I can’t even remember 2014, to be honest with you. It’s been a long time ago. To be able to get that honor right now after sitting out – not sitting out, taking a vacation for a year – coming back. I don’t like to pat myself on the back. I’ve got a lot more work to do, that’s what I can say.

It’s a great honor. 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 said, per Casey Holdahl of

Through six games this season, Melo has been averaging 17.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 0.7 steals per game, while shooting at 46.2% from the field.