Carmelo Anthony has officially signed with the Houston Rockets, and according to reports, he may be willing to adjust his role to one that best suits the team and his abilities.
According to a tweet from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski last week (and to many Rockets fans hopes and dreams), Carmelo Anthony “ultimately could come off the bench,” in his first season with the Houston Rockets.
If Anthony has expressed contentedness with a potential sixth-man role, it would be in stark contrast to the attitude that he presented to the idea during his stint with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season. It’s a change in attitude that could make a monumental difference between his time there and his upcoming tenure with the Rockets, as well as help flip the script on Anthony’s own legacy.
Coach Mike D’Antoni has assured the public that nothing is set in stone in terms of rotations for the season, but he’s also expressed that Anthony is indeed open to filling whatever role will best help the team win games. Read more on D’antoni’s thoughts on Anthony’s mindset in this post from Space City Scoop’s Tevin Williams.
With a reduced role possibly on the horizon for Anthony, let’s take a look at three positives that could come out of playing the ten-time All-Star off of the pine:
Next: No. 1