As a rookie, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft made an immediate impact for the Nuggets. He led all rookies in scoring at 21.0 points per game, which ranked 12th in the league overall. Anthony became the first rookie to lead a playoff team in scoring since David Robinson (1989-90) and set Nuggets rookie records for total points, scoring average, field goals made, field goals attempted, free throws made, free throws attempted and minutes played. A six-time Western Conference Rookie of the Month, Anthony was a unanimous All-Rookie First Team selection. He finished second only to LeBron James in Rookie of the Year voting. Anthony established a Nuggets rookie record with 41 points in a win over Seattle on Mar. 30, in turn becoming the second-youngest player to ever score 40 points in an NBA game. Anthony grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds on two occasions, most notably against the Grizzlies on Feb. 23, when he also added 26 points and a steal. In Round 1 of the playoffs against Minnesota, Anthony scored 19 points in his postseason debut. He established a postseason career-high with 24 points, to go with 10 rebounds, in Denver's Game 3 victory.2004
In his second NBA season, Carmelo Anthony started all 75 games in which he appeared for the Nuggets. In 34.8 minutes per game, Anthony posted 20.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists, while shooting 43.1 percent from the floor. He scored a season-high 36 points in back-to-back games against the Suns and Blazers on April 18 and 19, respectively. In the latter contest, Anthony added 13 rebounds -- one short of his season high -- and four blocks. Against the Raptors on Dec. 10, Anthony had 28 points, eight rebounds and a season-best nine assists. Anthony finished the season ranked 19th in the league in scoring, 11th in usage rate (29.2%) and 12th in made free throws. In the postseason, Anthony had back-to-back 20-plus-point efforts in Games 4 and 5 of the Nuggets' first-round series versus the Spurs, topping out with 28 points in Game 4.2005
Appearing and starting in 80 games, Carmelo Anthony led the Nuggets in scoring, and ranked eighth in the NBA, with 26.5 points per game. He reached 40 points on four occasions, topping out with 45 points in a loss to the 76ers on Dec. 27. He had 43 points and 11 rebounds in an overtime win over Phoenix on Jan. 10. It was one of his five double-doubles on the season. On Feb. 10, Anthony handed out a season-high 10 assists in a win over Dallas. Anthony failed to make the All-Star Game, but he secured a forward spot on the All-NBA Third Team. In the postseason, Anthony scored 25 points in Game 1 of Denver's first-round series against the Clippers. For the five-game series, Anthony posted averages of 21.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists. He shot 33.3 percent from the field and 75 percent from the line.2006
In his fourth NBA season, Carmelo Anthony solidified his place among the league's elite offensive players. In 65 games -- Anthony missed 15 games while serving a suspension -- he averaged a career-best 28.9 points per game, to go with 6.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists. He took a career-high 22.4 field goal attempts per game, converting at a 47.6 percent clip, while shooting 26.8 percent from downtown and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. Anthony scored a season-high 42 points against the Celtics on Dec. 15 -- his only 40-point effort of the season. He had two separate streaks of six games with at least 30 points, tying Alex English for the franchise record. In a win over the Bulls on Nov. 21, Anthony finished with 29 points, falling just one short of extending his streak to seven games. On Feb. 5, Anthony recorded his first career triple-double, tallying 31 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds against Phoenix. The Syracuse product made his first All-Star Game and was named to the All-NBA Third Team for the second straight season. The Western Conference Player of the Month for April, Anthony finished 15th in MVP voting after ranking second in the league in scoring and fifth in usage rate (33.4%).2007
Playing in his fifth NBA season, Carmelo Anthony started all 77 games in which he appeared for the Nuggets. He averaged 25.7 points per game to go with 7.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and a career-best 1.3 steals. Anthony finished the year as the NBA's fourth-highest scorer, and he became only the second player in franchise history (Alex English) to average at least 25.0 points per game in three consecutive seasons. In a win over Washington on Feb. 8, Anthony went for a season-high 49 points on 19-of-25 shooting. He had 47 points and 11 rebounds against Sacramento on April 5. One night later, Anthony went for 38 points and 11 rebounds against Seattle -- one of his 22 double-doubles on the season. Named to his career All-Star Game, Anthony made his first career start for the Western Conference, finishing with 18 points and seven rebounds. In the postseason, Anthony averaged 22.5 points per game as Denver fell to the Lakers in Round 1 in four games. Anthony did not make an All-NBA team, but he finished 13th in MVP balloting.2008
In his sixth NBA season, Carmelo Anthony appeared in 66 games for the Nuggets. He missed 10 games in the month of January due to a fractured finger on his right hand. Nonetheless, Anthony averaged 22.8 points per game, ranking seventh in the league in that category. He eclipsed 10,000 career points against Oklahoma City on Feb. 4, becoming the third-youngest player ever -- behind only LeBron James and Kobe Bryant -- to reach the milestone. In his highest-scoring outing of the season, Anthony went for 45 points against the Timberwolves on Dec. 10. He scored 33 points in the third quarter alone, tying George Gervin's then-NBA record. Anthony pulled down a season-high 14 rebounds, to go with 26 points, in a win over Philadelphia on Feb. 18. Due in large part to injuries, Anthony did not make the All-Star team, but he was named to the All-NBA Third Team for the third time in his career. Leading the Nuggets to the postseason, Anthony paced the team in its run to the Western Conference Finals. He scored 34 points in a series-clinching Game 5 against New Orleans in Round 1 before averaging 30.0 points per game against the Mavericks in Round 2. The Nuggets ultimately fell to the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, with Anthony averaging 27.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists in the six-game series.2009
In his seventh NBA season, Carmelo Anthony started and appeared in 69 games for the Nuggets. He averaged 28.2 points per game -- good for third in the league -- to go with 6.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.3 steals. To begin the season, Anthony set a franchise record by scoring at least 20 points in each of his first 20 games. He had 31 games with at least 30 points, reached 40 points seven times and 50 points once. The October-and-November Western Conference Player of the Month went for 50 points on 17-of-28 shooting in a win over the Knicks on Nov. 27. He had 45 points and 10 rebounds against the Rockets on Mar. 15. Anthony made the All-Star Game for the third time in his career and started for the Western Conference for a second consecutive season. He finished the game -- hosted by Dallas -- with 27 points and 10 rebounds. At season's end, Anthony finished sixth in MVP voting. He was named to the All-NBA Second Team after three previous appearances on the Third Team. Anthony led the Nuggets into the postseason, where they were ousted by the Jazz in a six-game first-round series. Anthony averaged 42.3 minutes per game for the series and finished with 30.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.0 steals per playoff contest.2010
Carmelo Anthony began the 2010-11 season with the Denver Nuggets, where he appeared in 50 games and averaged 25.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 35.5 minutes per contest. On Feb. 22, Anthony was traded to New York as part of a blockbuster, three-team deal that sent Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, cash and future draft picks to the Nuggets. The Timberwolves were also involved in the trade. As a member of the Nuggets, Anthony recorded two 40-plus-point games, headlined by a 50-point effort in a loss to Houston on Feb. 7. He scored 42 points in a win over Dallas three days later. With the Knicks, Anthony had a pair of 39-point nights in back-to-back games against the Magic (Mar. 28) and the Nets (Mar. 30). Anthony became the third player ever (Wilt Chamberlain; Dominique Wilkins) to score at least 25 points in each of his first four games with a new team. Anthony qualified for his fourth career All-Star Game, starting at one forward spot for the Western Conference for the third straight year. Anthony finished the season ranked third in the league in per-game scoring (25.6), 16th in PER (21.7), and third in usage rate (32.0%). He scored 42 points, to go with 17 rebounds, in Game 2 of the Knicks' first-round series against the Celtics. New York fell in four games, with Anthony averaging 26.0 points, 10.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.3 steals for the series.2011
In his first full season in New York, Carmelo Anthony appeared in 55 of 66 possible games during the lockout shortened 2011-12 season. He averaged 22.6 points per game -- good for sixth in the NBA. His season-high came on Apr. 8 against the Bulls, when he went for 43 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 47 minutes. A week later, Anthony dropped 42 points and nine rebounds against the Heat. In a win over Boston on Apr. 17, Anthony notched his second career triple-double, putting up 35 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. He recorded a season-high five steals against Atlanta on Mar. 30. The Syracuse product made his fifth All-Star Game and was voted a starter for the fourth consecutive year. He finished the game with 19 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes. Anthony was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for April, and he was named to the All-NBA Third Team. He finished the year ranked 19th in the league in made field goals, ninth in made free throws, and fourth in usage rate (31.8%).2012
In his second full season with the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony started 67 games and led the NBA in scoring at 28.7 points per game. He became just the third Knicks player to accomplish the feat, joining Bernard King and Richie Guerin. Anthony topped 30 points on 31 occasions, and he eclipsed 40 points eight times. His highest-scoring game came against Miami on Apr. 2, when he went for 50 points on 18-of-26 shooting in 40 minutes of action. Anthony scored 45 points in a win over the Nets on Dec. 11 -- one of two 45-point nights on the season. The other came against Portland on Jan. 1. Anthony reached 40 points in back-to-back games against the Hawks (April 3) and Bucks (April 5). He pulled down a season-high 19 rebounds, to go with 36 points, in a loss to Chicago on April 11. Anthony was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for April, and he qualified for his sixth All-Star Game, which he started and finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds in 30 minutes. The Syracuse product was named to the All-NBA Second Team, and he finished second in MVP balloting behind only LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Leading the Knicks to the Atlantic Division title, Anthony paced the team in a first round series win over the Celtics. He scored 36 points in Game 1 and 34 points in Game 2 -- both Knicks victories. New York fell to Indiana in Round 2, but Anthony finished the six-game series with averages of 28.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 38.9 minutes per game.2013
During the 2013-14 season, Carmelo Anthony started and appeared in 77 games for the New York Knicks. The star forward averaged 27.4 points per game -- good for second in the NBA. He led the league in minutes per game (38.7), while establishing a new career-high rebounding mark of 8.1 boards per game. Anthony also shot a career-best from beyond the arc, hitting 40.2 percent of his 415 three-point attempts. He topped 40 points on five occasions, including a 62-point explosion against Charlotte on Jan. 24 that set a new franchise single-game scoring record. Anthony shot 23-of-35 from the field and 10-of-10 at the line in the victory. The January Eastern Conference Player of the Month recorded 22 double-doubles on the season, headlined by a 26-point, 20-rebound performance against the Clippers on Jan. 17. It was the Knicks' first 20-20 game since 2010. Anthony played a season and career-high 55 minutes in a win over Milwaukee on Dec. 18, finishing with 29 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks. While Anthony missed the playoffs for the first time in his career, he qualified for his seventh All-Star Game, which he finished with 30 points and eight made threes.2014
During the 2014-15 season, Carmelo Anthony appeared in a career-low 40 games for the Knicks. His season was cut short when he opted to undergo knee surgery in February. Prior to surgery, Anthony averaged a team-high 24.4 points per game, topping 20 points in 39 of his 40 appearances. While he did not qualify for NBA leaderboards, he ranked fifth in the league in points per game as of his final game. His best scoring performance of the season came on Nov. 14 against Utah, when he went for 46 points on 16-of-26 shooting in 39 minutes. Anthony had 36 points, 11 rebounds and six assists on Dec. 27 in Sacramento. He scored his 20,000th career point in a Nov. 2 win over the Hornets. Anthony qualified for his eighth career All-Star Game. He was voted a starter for the sixth consecutive season. In 30 minutes of action, Anthony had 14 points and seven rebounds as the Eastern Conference fell to the Western Conference at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks finished the season with a record of 17-65 and missed the playoffs.2015
In his 13th NBA season, Anthony was once again the go-to scorer for the Knicks. The 31-year-old started all 72 games in which he played and scored 21.8 points across 35.1 minutes per game, both of which led the team. Anthony also easily led the Knicks with 18.2 field goal attempts per game. The Syracuse product shot 43.4 percent from the field and 33.9 percent from three-point range. Anthony also shot a solid 82.9 percent from the free-throw line, marking the eighth time in his career he shot 80.0 percent or better from the stripe. He chipped in 7.7 rebounds and a career-high 4.2 assists per game in a well-rounded campaign. Anthony scored a season-high 37 points on 11-of-18 shooting against the Wizards on Halloween Night. He matched that total in a win over Portland on Dec. 12 and had six additional games of at least 30 points. Anthony posted 22 double-doubles, including when he grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds to go along with 20 points on Dec. 16. Anthony qualified for his ninth career All-Star Game, which he started for the Eastern Conference and finished with 13 points and six rebounds. Anthony concluded the season ranked 18th in the NBA in made field goals, 15th in field-goal attempts, 18th in made free throws, 17th in points, 18th in minutes per game and 12th in usage rate.2016
Anthony started all 74 games in which he appeared for the Knicks. In 34.3 minutes per game, Anthony averaged 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists. He scored at least 30 points on 14 different occasions. His best scoring month was February, in which he poured in 25.5 points per contest. He collected seven double-doubles during the regular season, headlined by a 35-point, 13-rebound effort in a win over Charlotte on Nov. 25. On Dec. 30, Anthony went for 26 points and 13 rebounds against the Knicks. He recorded a season-high 10 assists in a win over Milwaukee on Jan. 6, also adding six rebounds and one steal in 39 minutes. Anthony made the All-Star Game for the 10th time in his career, finishing the game with 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting in 19 minutes. Anthony concluded the year ranking 17th in the NBA in usage rate, posting a 29.1 percent mark -- down slightly from the previous season (29.7%).2017
Few players in the history of the NBA have been able to put the ball in the basket as easily and consistently as Anthony. The 2017-18 campaign, Anthony's first in Oklahoma City, marked the fourteenth straight season in which Anthony averaged at least 16 points per game. Anthony posted double-digit scoring in each of his first 19 contests, and in 26 of his first 28 overall. His 78 games played were his most since 2005-06, his second season in the league. Anthony's deft touch from the outside was on full display to the tune of a season-high 29 points in helping the Thunder to a 148-124 win over Cleveland on Jan. 17. He had 28 points and 10 rebounds in a win over the Pacers on Oct. 25 for one of his five double-doubles on the season. Anthony grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds in a loss to Boston on Nov. 3. For the second straight season, Anthony made better than 35 percent of his three-point attempts, while his 2.2 made threes per contest were his most since the 2012-13 campaign. Anthony played north of 25 minutes in all six of Oklahoma City's postseason games against the Jazz. He scored in double figures in four of the six games, including a 17-point, nine-rebound effort in Game 2 of the series.2018
Playing in his 17th NBA season, Anthony appeared in 10 games as a member of the Rockets. He translated 29.4 minutes per game to averages of 13.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 0.7 blocks. In back-to-back October games against the Jazz and Clippers, Anthony scored 22 points and 24 points, respectively. He notched a season-high 28 points in a Nov. 2 win over the Nets. In his final game with the Rockets on Nov. 8, Anthony had two points and five rebounds in 20 minutes.
June 26, 2003Drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 2003 NBA Draft.
February 22, 2011As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Denver Nuggets with Renaldo Balkman, Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter, Shelden Williams and a 2016 1st round draft pick to the New York Knicks; the Denver Nuggets traded a 2015 2nd round draft pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves; the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Kosta Koufos to the Denver Nuggets; the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Corey Brewer to the New York Knicks; the New York Knicks traded Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, cash, and future draft picks to the Denver Nuggets; the New York Knicks traded Eddy Curry, Anthony Randolph and cash to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
July 13, 2014Signed a five-year contract with the New York Knicks
September 25, 2017Traded by the New York Knicks to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 2nd round draft pick.
July 25, 2018As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 2022 1st round draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks; the Atlanta Hawks traded Dennis Schroder to the Oklahoma City Thunder; the Atlanta Hawks traded Mike Muscala to the Philadelphia 76ers; the Philadelphia 76ers traded Justin Anderson to the Atlanta Hawks; the Philadelphia 76ers traded Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
July 30, 2018Waived by the Atlanta Hawks.
August 13, 2018Signed as a free agent with the Houston Rockets.
January 22, 2019Traded by the Houston Rockets with Jon Diebler and cash to the Chicago Bulls for Tadija Dragicevic.
February 1, 2019Waived by the Chicago Bulls.
November 19, 2019Signed a Rest-of-Season contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.