The Knicks will probably be left off most NBA regular-season award ballots, but at least our very own Carmelo Anthony is being recognized for his contributions off the basketball court. Per Ian Begley:
Carmelo Anthony is a nominee for the NBA's season-long community assist award for his community service efforts. Through his Carmelo Anthony Foundation, the 31-year-old has done a lot to help underserved communities in New York and elsewhere. You can vote on the NBA's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts through May 18 using the hashtag #NBACommunityAssist and #CarmeloAnthony.
This has been a banner year for Melo in terms of outside interest award nominations. He was also nominated for a Webby for his work hosting the five-part "Stay Melo" series for VICE Sports. That web series also focused a great deal on his charity work, particularly in Puerto Rico and among young prisoners at Rikers Island.
The other nine nominees for the Community Assist Award are Mike Conley, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Zach LaVine, Kevin Durant, Andre Drummond, Damian Lillard, Victor Oladipo and John Wall. That's some serious star power.
So get out there and vote, people! It would be nice to see a Knick win something!