Carmelo Anthony is out in Houston. If the slow start of Rockets is to blame or not, it has become clear that Houston is separating the forms with his veteran front of only 10 games in his term with the team.
Now one of the most announced scorers in the league is looking for her next home in the NBA, but it is clear that he is not the same scorer who won three Olympic gold medals and a league title in 2013. And while his offensive came back, Other areas of his game have become almost non-existent.
Even so, Anthony could be a service player in the right team. Is there such a situation? That is the question that needs an answer.
Anthony had an unfocused end in New York when his iso-heavy tendencies and dumplings drowned Knick's offensive. He did not help offensively with Russell Westbrook and Paul George, and the Rockets could not find a fit for him in his high-power offense. The NBA can be a three-stroke league and you're not, but Melo is working with the NBA to find a new home.
There are some teams that make sense for him to arrive.
Los Angeles Lakers
Playing with LeBron James does that everyone is not well? Let's put this to the test. He sends Melo to the Lakers and takes him to the bank to mark the second unit.
Golden State Warriors
Why not? You just have to add Melo to the farce and see the explosion – in the way of the first championship of his career.
A return home from the works for one of the brightest stars in Brooklyn? Anthony was created in Baltimore, but not mistaken, he was born in Brooklyn. That's why he helped renew the basketball courts at Red Hook and returned to the city council to promote the Brooklyn-Queens Connector: a possible tram system that could serve as an additional form of transportation in the next decade.
The Nets suffered a great setback this season when star star Caris LeVert was banished from the channel after relocating his foot in a match against the Timberwolves. Anthony's basketball talent could not attract the same crowd, but Brooklyn's roots are undeniable. He also immediately becomes the most talented scorer of the creative crime of Kenny Atkinson.
Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum actively recruited Carmelo Anthony when he was looking for a way out of New York during the Phil Jackson era. Anthony could now be better described as a post-up threat: a discount LaMarcus Aldridge if desired. Terry Stotts made Aldridge look like Dirk Nowitzki. Can you make Anthony look like LaMarcus Aldridge?
Blazer's Edge had an emphatic response, but: no.
The Wizards have their own problems, as well as they already have Markieff Morris, someone who marks a similar way to Carmelo Anthony, better than Carmelo Anthony. Melo to the Wizards could give them some depth in the front slot.
John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard sound like a dream team if you ever saw one. It also looks like an experiment that could be terribly terrible terribly quick.
Utah started slowly. After the offensive wave of last season, it became cold. The Jazz has a dominant protector and versatile defenders enough to help Anthony defend himself if he is on the ground. If Quin Snyder can mix Anthony's possessions in the post and isolate himself on the wing, he may be able to relive something of what we saw in Denver.
The Heat makes more sense of all these teams. They are a club that could use that type of scoring power on the perimeter, and Melo is a bucket of good faith. Miami has the best conditioning equipment on the planet and is home to one of its best friends in the league, Dwyane Wade.
The Heat is also a defensive team with a dominant rebound in Hassan Whiteside: their strengths offset the biggest weaknesses of Anthony.
Erik Spoelstra is a trainer who can adapt to Melo in his scheme and create different opportunities for him throughout the court. If it does not work in Miami, it will not work anywhere.
The possession of Anthony in Houston could end, but that does not mean that his career as an NBA player is. What is clear is if he does not adjust to being a fast-paced player, wherever he stops will be his last. It was one of the fastest falls of the grace we saw from a star of its caliber.
Even so, the next stop could be a revival.