Carmelo Anthony isn’t currently on an NBA roster.
Just two years ago, Anthony was averaging 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assist for the New York Knicks and was considered to still be among the NBA’s elite.
Fast forward to March of 2019, after a career-worst year in Oklahoma City and failing the Houston Rockets’ experiment in just 10 games, Anthony is in search for a new home. There were rumblings of a potential “LeBron-Carmelo” pairing with the Los Angeles Lakers at one point, but those talks never came to fruition.
As Anthony sits idly by his phone, one San Antonio Spurs player feels there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be on a roster.
When visiting the Dallas Mavericks, DeMar DeRozan admitted it is strange Anthony isn’t playing this season.
“Yes, one of the All-time greatest scorers, Hall-of-Fame player. So it’s definitely crazy not to see him out there, but I’m confident he will be back out there.”
Anthony has fallen off on the defensive end of the court, but if he were to find some consistency with his jumper as a stretch-four, an NBA team could use his services as a key role player come playoff time.