The Denver Nuggets selected Syracuse forward Carmelo Anthony, fresh off an NCAA tournament victory, with the third pick in the NBA Draft on June 26, 2003. During his time with the Nuggets, Anthony became the second youngest player to score 5,000 points (behind LeBron James). (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images; Richard Corman/SI)
GALLERY: The 2003 NBA Draft Revisited

The Denver Nuggets selected Syracuse forward Carmelo Anthony, fresh off an NCAA tournament victory, with the third pick in the NBA Draft on June 26, 2003. During his time with the Nuggets, Anthony became the second youngest player to score 5,000 points (behind LeBron James). (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images; Richard Corman/SI)

GALLERY: The 2003 NBA Draft Revisited

The Knicks are back, but can Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler lead New York to a championship? Few can argue the fact that the Knicks have vastly improved since last season. The acquisition of veterans Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, Kurt Thomas and Rasheed Wallace should solidify a second unit that struggled at times last season. SI’s Ian Thomsen thinks New York finally has the talent to overtake the Celtics and win the Atlantic Division. Do you agree? (Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)
THOMSEN: Atlantic Division Preview | Chemistry problems for Knicks?ROUNDTABLE: Assessing this year’s crop of rookies

The Knicks are back, but can Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler lead New York to a championship? Few can argue the fact that the Knicks have vastly improved since last season. The acquisition of veterans Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, Kurt Thomas and Rasheed Wallace should solidify a second unit that struggled at times last season. SI’s Ian Thomsen thinks New York finally has the talent to overtake the Celtics and win the Atlantic Division. Do you agree? (Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

THOMSEN: Atlantic Division Preview | Chemistry problems for Knicks?
ROUNDTABLE: Assessing this year’s crop of rookies

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony pose during Media Day before the 2004 Olympics. The squad ended up going 5-3 in Athens, the low point of a once-dominant squad. After the Games, the U.S. hired Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to run the team. Since then, the team has been nearly unbeatable. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of LeBron James | Carmelo Anthony | Historic Team USA

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony pose during Media Day before the 2004 Olympics. The squad ended up going 5-3 in Athens, the low point of a once-dominant squad. After the Games, the U.S. hired Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to run the team. Since then, the team has been nearly unbeatable. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of LeBron James | Carmelo Anthony | Historic Team USA

The NBA Draft Lottery is tonight and one NBA franchise will be better next season with the likely addition of Kentucky forward Anthony Davis, the consensus No. 1 overall pick. Of course, many important decisions are made after the top pick. One of the most famous bad draft decisions was Detroit choosing to take Darko Milicic with the second pick of the 2003 draft instead of Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The Serbian forward never fit into the system of then-Pistons coach Larry Brown and was traded to Orlando after three seasons. Who will own the top pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Find out tonight. (Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images) 
GALLERY: NBA’s No. 1 Draft Picks in the Lottery Era

The NBA Draft Lottery is tonight and one NBA franchise will be better next season with the likely addition of Kentucky forward Anthony Davis, the consensus No. 1 overall pick. Of course, many important decisions are made after the top pick. One of the most famous bad draft decisions was Detroit choosing to take Darko Milicic with the second pick of the 2003 draft instead of Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The Serbian forward never fit into the system of then-Pistons coach Larry Brown and was traded to Orlando after three seasons. Who will own the top pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Find out tonight. (Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images) 

GALLERY: NBA’s No. 1 Draft Picks in the Lottery Era

Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony celebrate the Knicks victory over the Raptors, the team’s fourth straight win since Mike Woodson took over as coach. Anthony scored 17 points while Lin added 18 points and 10 assists. The Knicks are a half-game ahead of the Bucks for the final playoff spot in the East. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
POWER RANKINGS: See where the Knicks and Raptors rank this weekGALLERY: Rare Photos of Carmelo Anthony

Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony celebrate the Knicks victory over the Raptors, the team’s fourth straight win since Mike Woodson took over as coach. Anthony scored 17 points while Lin added 18 points and 10 assists. The Knicks are a half-game ahead of the Bucks for the final playoff spot in the East. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

POWER RANKINGS: See where the Knicks and Raptors rank this week
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Carmelo Anthony

Syracuse forward Carmelo Anthony converts a dunk during an Elite Eight game against Oklahoma in the 2003 NCAA Tournament. The Orange will likely be a No. 1 seed when the tournament field is announced Sunday. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
GLOCKNER: UConn likely secures tourney spot and other bubble notesGALLERY: Iconic Photos of Syracuse BasketballGLOCKNER: Projecting the field of 68 with four days left

Syracuse forward Carmelo Anthony converts a dunk during an Elite Eight game against Oklahoma in the 2003 NCAA Tournament. The Orange will likely be a No. 1 seed when the tournament field is announced Sunday. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

GLOCKNER: UConn likely secures tourney spot and other bubble notes
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of Syracuse Basketball
GLOCKNER: Projecting the field of 68 with four days left