Thursday , Feb , 05 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Carmelo Anthony: I’m the Best SF in the West

Who is the best small forward in the Western Conference?

In the mind of Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony, there is no doubt.

"I’m the only one out here in the West," Anthony said Tuesday. "Can you name one better?"

After falling out of favor with the voting public while injured and being snubbed by coaches who filled out the roster for the NBA All-Star Game, Anthony now has the chance to show how wrong everybody could be.

Despite an impressive 32-16 record, the Nuggets have yet to take control of their division or put conference rivals on notice that at least one playoff series will open in Denver.