Despite the recent turmoil surrounding the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, and Phil Jackson, the high-scoring forward has continued to put up big numbers. Over the past five games, Melo has averaged 27.8ppg in 36.8mpg.
With Derrick Rose sidelined with an ankle injury, Anthony will see a lot more touches and shots. Looking at the on/off splits for Melo when Rose is off the floor, Anthony usage rate goes from 27.3 to 35.5, and he averages +8.3 points and +7.3 shots per 100 possessions. This should be an easy cover.