Melo, Chandler Named to All-NBA Third Team

ESPN:

“Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler were named to the All-NBA third team, announced by the NBA on Thursday. The All-NBA teams were chosen by a panel of 120 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the U.S. and Canada. “

First off, congrats to the two Knicks for their recognition.  Carmelo is one of the premier players in this league and when he is on his game, he is virutally unstoppable on the offensive side of the ball.

As for Chandler, the recognition keeps on coming for the first year Knick center.  First Defensive Player of the Year and now this.  Chandler changed the culture of this team with his toughness and his leadership.  His numbers are not the best but his impact on a game and on a team generally does not show in the stat sheet.  Is he third team all NBA? I may have voted for Gasol for leading the Grizzlies to the 4th seed out West, but that is not to say that Chandler does not deserve the recognition.

Individual awards in the regular season are nice, but both players – especially Chandler – know they pale in comparison to winning a title.  Consider that their next goal I guess.