Few things went right for the New York Knicks last season. To most fans, it was the culmination of years of poor decision-making by the front office. Though Carmelo Anthony has not been spared blame, he represents perhaps the best personnel decision the Knicks have made in recent years. The team had missed the playoffs six straight years before Anthony, and after his arrival the team reached the postseason in each of the next three. Anthony remains one of the most dynamic and dominant scorers in the game. He had his strongest statistical season in 2013–14, averaging 27 points on 45.2 percent shooting and eight rebounds per game. More important, he is the sort of franchise cornerstone that ensures the Knicks have a puncher’s chance of becoming a title contender in the near future. As long as he gets some help.