Carmelo Anthony only played one season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Thunder head coach Billy Donovan says he enjoyed his time with the veteran small forward.
Anthony has been the topic throughout NBA circles Monday. The Houston Rockets are widely expected to part ways with Carmelo in the coming days.
Billy Donovan saying, for roughly the 11,000th time, that he enjoyed his time with Carmelo Anthony. Says you’re not going to find too many people who know Melo and will say anything negative about him.
— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) November 12, 2018
Carmelo Anthony’s lone season with the Thunder was a disappointment. The 34-year-old averaged a career-low 16.2 points per game during the regular season and shot only 40.4 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from beyond the arc.
The 2018 playoffs were an even bigger struggle for Carmelo Anthony. In the six-game series loss to the Utah Jazz in the first-round, Anthony averaged 11.8 points while shooting a woeful 37.5 percent from the floor and 21.4 percent from the 3-point line. The Thunder had an offensive rating of 98.6 when Anthony was on the court compared to 116.8 when he was on the bench during the postseason.
The Thunder traded Anthony to the Atlanta Hawks after the season ended. Atlanta then waived Melo, allowing him to sign a one-year deal with the Rockets. Unfortunately for Anthony, it looks like his time in Houston is coming to an abrupt end.
No one has ever questioned Carmelo Anthony’s character. He’s always been well-liked by his peers and teammates. It’s his play on the court that drives people crazy.