While he's been in isolation setups 29.4 percent of the time, he's averaging 0.879 points per play. But while he's been the pick-and-roll ball handler 10.4 percent of the time, he's averaging 0.964 points per play -- sixth best in the NBA (minimum 100 possessions).
In fact, Anthony has been practicing the two-man game with Tyson Chandler dating back to last season. Melo was third in the league in points per play as the pick-and-roll ball handler last year. But he ran the play only 133 times. So far this season, he's already up to 110.
There really just hasn't been a whole lot to complain about with Carmelo's game this year, though I suppose we must keep trying. Obviously, all the different ways they're utilizing him is exciting, but I also think it is somewhat underappreciated just how hard Melo plays. I know, it's not always there on the defensive end, but the guy is a grinder with his offense, and the way he attacks his misses has really impressed me this year. He takes a real beating out there every night, and never takes one off. You do have to admire that, or at least I do.