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Rockets: 3 positives of Carmelo Anthony potentially accepting a bench role

OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on from the bench during the game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on February 24, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on from the bench during the game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on February 24, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – APRIL 15: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the game against the Utah Jazz during Game one and Round one of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 15, 2018 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)

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:

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