New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is having a brilliant 2012-13 season, leading his squad toward the top of the Eastern Conference and earning some NBA Most Valuable Player consideration.

But can he actually win the award?

With 29.4 points per night and 42 percent shooting from beyond the arc, 'Melo is on fire and outgunning nearly everyone in the league. He's leading the Knickerbockers to places they haven't been in over a decade.

Anthony is finally meeting the lofty expectations New Yorkers had for him, and he's extremely valuable to the franchise.