Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni is reportedly “leaning in the direction of” bringing Carmelo Anthony off the bench this season, which is seemingly simply effective with the 34-year previous ahead.
According to ESPN’s Tim McMahon, D’Antoni desires to begin Eric Gordon with Chris Paul and James Harden, whereas utilizing Carmelo as a sixth man, who will pair up with a powerful defender like James Ennis as a lot as doable.
During Media Day on Monday, Melo was requested about coming off the bench for the Rockets – and he had a a lot completely different response than when he was a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. After OKC’s first-round exit within the playoffs, Melo instructed reporters (H/T NBA.com), “Yeah, I am not sacrificing no bench position. So, that is out of the query.”
When requested about the potential of coming off the bench this season, Carmelo instructed reporters on Monday, “Whatever I’ve to do to assist this crew win a championship.”