Bradford Doolittle examines whether Carmelo Anthony should get serious consideration as the 2012-13 NBA MVP. While the Knicks' star had a huge season, his team impact and defense doesn't rival the game's other elite players.
Bradford Doolittle writes that the Oklahoma City Thunder, despite trading playmaker James Harden, have improved on offense this season. Coach Scott Brooks' playing-style adjustments and Kevin Martin's steady play are among the reasons why.
We can nitpick Team USA -- it lacks a dominant interior presence, its small lineup could use some work -- but as Bradford Doolittle writes, it probably doesn't matter. USA's sheer talent will overwhelm most teams like it did to France.