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Melo's time in the twilight zone

Originally Published: January 26, 2005
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Used to be that a Denver-Detroit game on the schedule was when you stopped to measure the considerable development gulf between Darko Milicic and the player drafted right after him. Kid named Carmelo Anthony.

They have a bit more in common now, Melo and Darko.

Not in development terms, of course. Anthony is a 20-year-old who continues to give you 20 points a night. Milicic, at 19, still rarely leaves the bench.

You can call them Bashed Brothers, though.

Especially after ...

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