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Rockets: Carmelo Anthony continues his normal summer dominance

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 27: James Harden, Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook talk during USAB Minicamp at Mendenhall Center on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus on July 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 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 Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 27: James Harden, Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook talk during USAB Minicamp at Mendenhall Center on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus on July 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 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 Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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One of the newest additions to the Houston Rockets continues to tear it up this summer in some pickup games.

Last summer, the NBA world was taken aback by the concept of “Hoodie Melo.” Carmelo Anthony was in all the trade rumors, including some to the Houston Rockets, and was tearing it up in some pickup games.

He even teamed up with James Harden and Chris Paul last summer, giving us a preview of what they may look like this season now that they are all teammates.

Carmelo Anthony was a summer legend last year and never seemed to miss a shot, leading many to believe he would have an awesome season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. That didn’t quite happen, though, and he struggled to fit in with Russell Westbrook and Paul George.

Melo is back at it again this summer. He worked out with Chris Paul some before he officially signed:

And now, most recently, he has been seen dominating once again in the summer. This time, though, he has pretty much ditched the “Hoodie Melo” shtick and has stuck to just strictly getting buckets.

He’s starting to prepare for the upcoming season with the Rockets. He looks a bit more in shape and ready to go.

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Can it translate?

As we said earlier, Melo’s summer dominance didn’t translate to the NBA last year. This time around, can he be better with the Rockets?

He certainly has the ability to still get buckets when needed. He is playing with two Hall of Famers level playmakers in Chris Paul and James Harden. The real question is whether or not Melo can fit in on the defensive end. He will likely be tasked with guarding the power forward position, let’s hope he can do just that and play at least passable defense.

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Carmelo can be a dangerous weapon for the Rockets, will it pan out to more than just summer buckets?

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