Carmelo Anthony has been one of the most potent scorers of recent NBA history, especially during his Denver and New York days. At some point, he was even at top 5 players in the NBA with the capability of scoring at least 30 points on a daily basis.
The defensive side of his game wasn’t so strong which often resulted in Carmelo being a liability, however, he would often make that up by scoring 30 or 40 points a game.
Unfortunately for Carmelo, it seems there isn’t a single NBA team that is interested in his services even though he is still capable of scoring 15-20 points per game, however with a lower efficiency rate than previous seasons. It will be interesting to see if there will a team in the NBA that will gamble on Carmelo and even sign him on veteran minimum.
In a recent interview for The Dan Patrick show, Carmelo compared some of the best scorers of today in Stephen Curry and LeBron James and answered a question if he thinks he is a better scorer then these two. Carmelo loves the way Stephen Curry plays and would start a franchise with him but didn’t want to narrow things down too much.
“I love Stephen Curry, I love his game. I love everything about him. It’s just hard to narrow things down. I don’t want to be put in that situation where I have to narrow 4,5 guys down, I just can’t do that.”
Carmelo also said he believes he is a better scorer than LeBron and Curry simply because as a true competitor, that is the mentality he needs to have in order to be successful.
I believe so. As an athlete, as a competitor, you’re not going to say no.