Portland Trail Blazers star Carmelo Anthony has had a roller coaster of a career. Before he re established himself as a player who can confidently contribute to a team, he was stuck in the doghouse.
His time in Houston didn’t go as planned, and now he’s finally talking about what went wrong.
Anthony addressed his brief stint in Houston during an appearance on J.J. Redick’s podcast, The Old Man and the Three on Thursday. The former scoring champion said he was “an outcast,” with the Rockets, noting his stylistic contrast with Morey and Mike D’Antoni’s system.
“I don’t want to throw out any names. They wanted me to come in and be a spot-up, corner shooter. Run to the corner, spot up, and that’s it. It didn’t work at all,” Anthony said. “I used to tell them like ‘Look, throw me a bone. Just on a switch, throw it in there.’ I need that feel, I need that touch. You know, I’m a rhythm player.”
“I can’t come off the bench and then shoot three threes in a row. I just can’t do that.”
Carmelo definitely isn’t a role player, he needs the rock as often as possible to get into rhythm.
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Anthony averaged 15.4 points per game on 38.5 percent from three with his new team.
Melo has proven to still be a very effective player.
The future Hall-of-Famer should have a few more good years left in him.
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