Carmelo Anthony is reportedly in great shape and looking sharp during informal scrimmages with some New York Knicks players.
“Heard from some people at that Knicks run at Columbia today that Melo ‘played great’ and was ‘one of the best players on the floor,'” wrote Hahn. “Was clearly in great shape and looked strong. Left a great impression on those who played and watched. He can help a contender.”
It’s highly unlikely that the Knicks sign Anthony. With the current state of the roster, there’s no sense in signing Melo to take minutes away from the young players on the roster.
However, as Hahn notes, Anthony’s services could be utilized by a contender. Despite his regression, Melo can still score the basketball. He’s a knockdown shooter with a mid-range game to match. There’s potential for Anthony to thrive in a role on a playoff team’s second unit.
One such team resides across the Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Nets have a full roster, but with Wilson Chandler suspended, there’s a sliver of hope for Anthony to sign with the Nets and take Chandler’s roster spot.
But it’s clear that Anthony isn’t giving up on playing next season.