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Rumor: Heat don’t view Carmelo Anthony as a good fit

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There are some Miami Heat basketball people who believe Carmelo Anthony wouldn’t be a good fit for the team, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

While Anthony is still on the Houston Rockets’ roster, the franchise announced a parting of the ways with him on Thursday.

The Heat have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Carmelo Anthony. Melo and the Heat met during the offseason after the veteran scorer was traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks, and then waived by Atlanta.

However, according to Jackson, the Heat’s offseason meeting with Anthony’s reps was initiated by Carmelo’s camp rather than Miami’s.

In 10 games with the Rockets, Carmelo Anthony averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while shooting 40.5 percent from the field and 32.8 percent from beyond the arc. The Heat could potentially get Anthony into better shape since they have a history of having a rigorous training program. Then there’s also the connection Anthony has with Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade. Wade recently said the Rockets were using his pal as a scapegoat.

Basketball wise, though, Carmelo Anthony doesn’t fit into the Heat’s plans. His iso-ball wouldn’t help the team win games. Melo taking shots away from guard Josh Richardson, who has had a great start to the season, is not something Heat Nation wants to see.