Carmelo Anthony: The Final Word…For Now

September 9th, 2010 by dan german Leave a reply »
For a short while, it was unclear which way Anthony Carmelo would go.  Was he a Duncan/Durant/Nowitski old school soldier—sign as a rookie, play hard, get better, re-sign, play harder, get rich, try to win, stay put? 

Or would he become part of the Boozer/ James/Bosh new world order—sign, play hard, get better, look around, do endorsements, create a buzz, look around, air issues publicly, look around, go where the wind blows?

In August, Melo decidedly removed himself from the “no-drama-Durant” camp when the newly wed Nugget not so quietly refused to sign Denver’s 3 year, $65 million contract extension offer. 

Perhaps Anthony was expressing concern about the team’s future: a coach returning from his second bout of cancer; a vacant GM position; three key players, Martin, Smith, Afflalo, playing out final year contracts; an all-star point guard whose large contract could be cancelled at little expense to the franchise.

Or was he blinded by the Lebron James “I can’t get enough of me” spotlight?

Whatever the reason, Melo has dominated NBA news, and trade scenar ...

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