It's Monday morning, which means it's time to vote for the SB Nation New York Player of the Week. Last week, in the battle of Linsanity vs. Timsanity, the people spoke as Jeremy Lin took 92% of the vote (214 votes to Tim Tebow's four), but unfortunately it looks like his season may be over. It was a winning week for all the teams, though, as the New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets and New York Rangers all went 3-1, the New Jersey Devils 3-0 and the New York Islanders 2-2. Here are the new nominees. Vote now!
Carmelo Anthony: Even though he's dealing with his own banged-up body, Anthony has picked up the slack for his injured teammates, with four impressive games this week: 28 points with 12 rebounds in the win over the Bucks on Monday, a 25-point, five-rebound, six-assist performance against the Magic, 36 points, nine rebounds and five steals vs. the Hawks and 19 points in the romp over the Cavaliers.
Iman Shumpert: Anthony needed help, and Shumpert was one of the Knick players who stepped up when he was inserted into the starting lineup, scoring 25 points in consecutive games and then adding 10 points with five steals vs. Cleveland. And he's always a force on defense.
J.R. Smith: While his off-the-court behavior is usually questionable, on the court, Smith always gives a full effort, even if his shots aren't falling. Though he only managed nine points in the win over the Bucks, he hauled in 10 rebounds. He only scored 12 and five points in the next two games, but he was the star in Saturday's win, with 20 points, nine rebounds and five steals.
Deron Williams: The Nets may be out of the playoff picture, but they had a successful week nonetheless, and their star point guard was a big reason why. After a ho-hum 17 points and 11 assists in the loss to the Jazz, he scored 30 points with nine assists in the victory over the Pacers, nine points with a whopping 20 assists against the Warriors and 19 points and 15 assists vs. the Kings.
Marian Gaborik: The Ranger right wing scored his 40th goal of the year on Sunday for the second time in three seasons with the Blueshirts. For the week he netted three goals, assisted on three others and was a plus-4. And he has a five-game point streak going.
Josh Bailey: The Islanders piled up goals at a dizzying pace this week (until Sunday, that is), so there were numerous players who are deserving of a mention, but we'll go with Bailey after what he did to the Pittsburgh Penguins. In the back-to-back victories, Bailey scored two goals and added six assists, with five- and three-point games.
David Clarkson: We'll give Clarkson credit for his impressive season, as he scored his 30th goal in Saturday's playoff clincher (which was also his 28th birthday), and he also had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's win over the Lightning and was a plus-2 with four hits this week.
Who should be the SB Nation NY Player of the Week?
Carmelo Anthony (6 votes)
Iman Shumpert (13 votes)
J.R.. Smith (2 votes)
Deron Williams (2 votes)
Marian Gaborik (1 vote)
Josh Bailey (0 votes)
David Clarkson (0 votes)
24 total votes