Carmelo Anthony Rumors

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Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony
Position: F
Born: 05/29/84
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $26,243,760

He led all rookies in scoring with 20.5 points per game in the regular season then became the first rookie to lead a playoff team in scoring since Carmelo Anthony. “I was a teammate with Derrick Rose when he was a rookie, Russell (Westbrook) and (Kevin Durant) when they were young in their first two seasons in OKC, and the talent level is right up there with those guys,” said Jazz veteran Thabo Sefolosha. “He’s fearless, relentless. He goes and has incredible confidence in his ability, and he’s just a good overall basketball player and I’m surprise that he was able to show it this early, but I think that he showed even in the summer of us getting ready in practice in stuff that he’s going to be great for years to come.”
As a guest on ESPN’s “Get Up,” Howard suggested that of the Thunder’s Big Three, Westbrook needed to sacrifice the most for the betterment of the team. “I would say Russ because Russ has the ball more times in his hands,” Howard said. “And I watched Carmelo and Paul George at times, and they were just standing there, watching. Late in the games, I think the ball should have been more in Carmelo’s hands because he’s more of a closer. Paul George, he’s that guy that’s going to get you the 20-30 points between the first and the third quarter. “Russ, he should just facilitate, get everybody involved early in the game, and just let those guys play. At this point in his career, he’s done everything as far as the individual. He has all the accolades. But now, it should just be about making everyone around him better.”