After years of effort, the Houston Rockets finally acquired Carmelo Anthony. Melo will look to have a bounce back season in Houston.
After the entire 2017 offseason and a good chunk of the 2018 offseason, the Rockets’ efforts to acquire Carmelo Anthony finally paid off. The Rockets signed Melo to a one-year, $2.4 million contract. It’s exactly the kind of low-risk, high-reward deal that has made Daryl Morey one of the best GM’s in the league.
Mike D’Antoni hasn’t decided if Anthony will be starting or coming off the bench. Last season, Melo basically refused to even consider joining the second unit, but he has seemed to warm up to the idea. D’Antoni told the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen that Anthony is willing to do whatever is best for the team.
“Nothing’s been decided. He, like everyone else on the team, like Eric Gordon, ‘if that’s what’s best for the team, that’s what I’ll do.”
If Anthony does start, he’ll likely join P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela in Houston’s front court. If Anthony comes off of the bench, James Ennis will likely get the nod to start at small forward. Either way, Carmelo Anthony’s main job in Houston will be a familiar role; score the ball.
Let’s take a look at the top 3 goals for Carmelo Anthony in the 2018-19 season.
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