Carmelo Anthony and the Houston Rockets will be parting ways following a terrible start for a should be Western Conference powerhouse. Naturally, Bleacher Report posted this picture of Melo because my blood pressure wasn’t already high enough.
It only makes sense pic.twitter.com/q3TpQXr5H9
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) November 15, 2018
Nope. No shot.
I see what you’re doing. You’re trying to rattle the cage a little. Get a bunch of people arguing about Melo in the comment section under your tweet. I can respect it. That’s a hustle move from a company in the hustling business.
What I can’t allow is a reputable website’s social media team spreading lies saying that Anthony returning to the Knicks only make sense. It does not make sense. It is literally the opposite of what the Knicks should be doing.
This team is getting younger and developing a new core group that likely won’t be successful for at least three years. We’re focusing on building a strong defense and playing as a cohesive unit. Melo’s two biggest weakness? Defense and the need to dominate the ball on offense.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ll always like Melo. He’s a fantastic guy and by all accounts, he is a fantastic teammate. He gave the Knicks his prime years and the front office failed to put the team in a position to win ball games outside of the 2012-13 NBA season.
But Carmelo Anthony isn’t Melo anymore.
He’s older, slower, and injury prone. His game hasn’t changed to reflect his physical limitations. His skill set does not allow him to be successful at a high level the way the game is played today. It doesn’t matter if some fans have a soft spot for Anthony, putting him on the Knicks would be an absolute catastrophe.
He’ll probably end up on the Los Angeles Lakers and hang around until LeBron James decides to try winning games again.