Carmelo Anthony speaks out on if he still wants to play in the NBA
Carmelo Anthony wants everyone to know he still wants to play in the NBA.
Anthony, who was honored by the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter on Thursday, told reporters he “2,000” percent wants to get back in the league:
Melo on if he still wants to play: "2000 percent. Make that the headline."
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) November 8, 2019
Carmelo Anthony played in just 10 games with the Houston Rockets last season before the franchise exiled and traded him to the Chicago Bulls in January. The 10-time All-Star averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game with the Rockets while shooting 40.5 percent from the field, 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free-throw line.
The Bulls waived Carmelo Anthony in February. Since then, no team has expressed interest in signing the future Hall of Famer.
Carmelo Anthony’s future in the NBA is very uncertain. A lot of former players believe the NBA is blackballing Anthony.
If Carmelo Anthony doesn’t play ever again, it would be a sad end to what was a great career. One of the best scorers in NBA history, Anthony has career averages of 24.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Hopefully, there’s a team out there that doesn’t buy into the narratives and gives Melo one last shot to play the game he loves. Carmelo is an NBA legend and deserves to go out on his own terms.