NBA exec thinks Carmelo Anthony ‘could fill a spot on most second units’
Carmelo Anthony has yet to find a new home, but a league executive believes that there is still hope for the former All-Star forward. However, if Anthony wants to play in the NBA again, he might have to settle for a new role.
Anthony has been a perennial All-Star and primary scoring option for the majority of his career. But for one league executive, the days of Anthony as a starter might be over. The exec told Shams Charania of The Athletic that Anthony could still strive as a second-unit player.
“Melo could fill a spot on most second units, but what kind of role works for both sides?” the unnamed team executive said of Anthony.
Anthony has not played since November 2018 after a short stint with the Houston Rockets. There were speculations that the Los Angeles Lakers were interested in signing him last season, but the Purple and Gold fell out of playoff contention and did not find a need for a veteran scorer late in the season.
There were also talks about letting Carmelo Anthony play for the USA national basketball team in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Nonetheless, the 35-year-old did not get a spot on the national team pool, which is set to start training on August 5 in Las Vegas.