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Current Knicks roster, who has a chance to get in HOF?

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Current Knicks roster, who has a chance to get in HOF?

candidates?

Carmelo Anthony
Metta World Peace (former Ron Artest)
Tyson Chandler
Amare Stoudemire


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Melo. No-one else. Amare's

Melo. No-one else.

Amare's most famous for being overpaid, Ty is probably my next favourite but still only one DPOY and one ring, Metta has won a few but still not HOF calibre.

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J.R. Smith will go in the "G"

J.R. Smith will go in the "G" hall of fame

JR Smith's game with the ladies is too strong for us mere mortals

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Carmelo seems like the only

Carmelo seems like the only likely candidate.

A couple of years ago it seemed like Amare was on course for the hall but after two injury filled and disappointing years it's starting to look unlikely. If he somehow recaptures his form from 2011 for a few more years (which appears improbable but not impossible) he might be back in HOF talks though. At this point in his career though it seems like he'll wind up one of those multiple All-Star selections who people largely ignore when it comes to the HOF like Walter Davis, Marques Johnson, Lou Hudson, Shawn Kemp, Rudy Tomjanovich, Brad Daugherty etc

Artest and Chandler have almost identical resumes at this point in their careers; 1 championship, 1 DPOY award, 1 All-Star game. They will not get into the HOF with a resume like that. Even taking into account defensive ability, someone like Bobby Jones would deserve to be in the hall over them and his chances are very slim.

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To play devil's advocate, I

To play devil's advocate, I would say Amare has a decent shot as well. He is 1x first-team All-NBA, 4x 2nd-team All-NBA and is a 6-time all star as well. His current career averages are 21.3 and 8.6 and he has nearly 15,000 points at the age of 30. While no one really seems to like the guy anymore, he does right now have better career stats than players such as Chris Mullin, Reggie Miller, Jamaal Wilkes (who has no all-nba teams), and ABA legend Roger Brown- all of whom were recently inducted in to the HOF.

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Woodson

While not technically on their roster, Mike Woodson might ultimately be the best candidate to be a hall of famer after Melo. He had a very solid NBA career and looks to be a good coach for a long time.

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Woodson a hall of famer?

Woodson a hall of famer? Hahahaha! Dont make me laugh

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Woodson a hall of famer?

Woodson a hall of famer? Hahahaha! Dont make me laugh

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I think Melo is a lock, he

I think Melo is a lock, he has been great, he has never averaged less than 20.8 ppg and has a career average of 25 ppg, but he has just never been on the right team and he is screwed now by the knicks. Winning a championship isnt easy and it is more of a matter of being on the right team at the right time and having the team be healthy. I wish he would have been able to team up with chris paul or deron williams, or some other playmaking point guard in the future because he can score, he just needs to be the first scoring option and the second leader on a team to win.

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Melo is almost a lock (like

Melo is almost a lock (like the majority of great players excluding a select few). Dude's been tearing it up since his rookie season. He doesn't have a ring, but from a production standpoint, he's got the stats to back up being possibly a first-balloter.

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Looking at Melo's and STAT's

Looking at Melo's and STAT's All Star and All NBA Team appearances - both have made 6 all star games, Melo has 2 All NBA 2nd Team and 4 NBA All 3rd Team appearances whilst STAT has 1 All NBA First Team and 4 All NBA 2nd Team appearances to date.

But with Melo we need to add on last season's scoring title, his NCAA title with Syracuse, two Olympic Gold Medals and higher ppg and greater career points plus Melo is still at his peak or nearing it even whilst STAT looks to be in decline due to his ongoing injuries.

At the moment I'd agree that Melo perhaps just edges the HOF race with STAT but going forward I could see Melo making several more All Star Games, being in all NBA contention for the next few years and will get very high up the all time points list if he stays sound. After Antwan Jamison he is likely to bethe next player to reach 20,000 career points and as he is only 29 at the moment and already has 17,800 career points must have a legit chance to add another 10,000 or so across the rest of his career.

MWP would not get that close to the HOF with only one All Star and All NBA recognition outside his impressive defensive awards but when you add on all the issues around him, I'd rule him out completely.

Tyson Chandler has similar defensive recognition to MWP at the moment and likewise has one title and one All Star game to his name and will perhaps have much more chance than MWP to add to this over the next few years. But at 30 and with 12 NBA seasons behind him, he is well into his career and would need to improve and have an extended run at that level to be a legit HOF contender a decade or so down the line.

MWP's career perhaps peaked in around 2004 whilst Chandler has played his best basketball in maybe the last 3 years, both were or are very good players but I don't see them as HOF contenders.

I looked at Coach Woodson's career record and it is 278-320 in regular season and 18-28 in play offs with one divisional title and 3 Conference Semi Finals as his best achivements to date and at 55 years old, he does not have as many years ahead of him on the bench than much younger coaches. He'd really need to win a title and maybe take NY or any other team to another couple of finals to be a HOF contender.

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