Carmelo Anthony Dominates New Lakers Guard Danny Green In Workout

Monday, September 9, 2019 8:40 PM UTC

Monday, Sep. 9, 2019 8:40 PM UTC

Training camp starts soon and while Carmelo Anthony is still a free agent, he has been working hard in the offseason to prove that he deserves another chance in the NBA.

<div><p>Melo is one of the most prolific scorers in league history and despite looking good in workout videos, returning to the <a href="" target="_blank">NBA</a> seems like an uphill climb for him.</p><p><a href=";book=Picks-Odds" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Anthony recently played against two-time NBA champion and new Lakers guard Danny Green and he flashed shot creation ability and was able to make jumpers from all over the court while also dunking, just like in his best days. While a potential new team won't give him so much responsibility, seeing that he is still a skilled offensive performer against a quality NBA defender is encouraging.</p><p>Not to mention that he looks slimmer and with an explosive first step for his age. There were conditioning concerns about Anthony in recent years so teams in need of a scorer off the bench should at least consider him for a veteran minimum deal.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Slim Melo was giving the business to Danny Green 👀🔥&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;(🎥 &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@Cbrickley603&lt;/a&gt; ) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;September 8, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Carmelo Anthony</a> has averaged 24.0 points in 1064 career games (1056 starts) with the Nuggets, Knicks, Thunder and Rockets but he hasn't played in the NBA since November 11, 2018 against the Thunder when he scored just two points on 1-for-11 from the field (9.1 percent) and grabbed five rebounds over 20 minutes.</p><p>The 10-time NBA All-Star signed a $2.4 million veteran's minimum deal with the Rockets last season but he played just 10 games for them before being traded to the Bulls for the draft rights of Tadija Dragićević. He never played a game in Chicago and was released in January. The 35-year-old averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 29.4 minutes per game with the Rockets.</p><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">free agent</a> forward had an early morning training session with LeBron James and Chris Paul on August 9, has participated in informal scrimmages with Nets players in Los Angeles and unofficially scrimmaged with the Knicks. He also looked great at Chris Brickley's Black Ops Basketball Run.</p><p><u><strong>Odds To Win The NBA Championship</strong></u><br /><u><strong>(Courtesy of <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5Dimes</a>)</strong></u></p><p>Los Angeles Clippers +390</p><div><p>Los Angeles Lakers +445</p><p>Milwaukee Bucks +575</p><p>Houston Rockets +725</p><p>Philadelphia 76ers +800</p><p>Golden State Warriors +1150</p><p>Utah Jazz +1300</p><p>Denver Nuggets +2000</p><p>Boston Celtics +2700</p><p>Portland Trail Blazers +4000</p><p>Indiana Pacers +5000</p><p>Brooklyn Nets +5000</p><p>Toronto Raptors +7000</p><p>New Orleans Pelicans +8000</p><p>San Antonio Spurs +8500</p><p>Miami Heat +9000</p><p>Dallas Mavericks +9000</p><p>Orlando Magic +22500</p><p>Sacramento Kings +25000</p><p>Atlanta Hawks +27500</p><p>Detroit Pistons +28500</p><p>Minnesota Timberwolves +30000</p><p>Oklahoma City Thunder +33000</p><p>Chicago Bulls +50000</p><p>Phoenix Suns +55000</p><p>New York Knicks +100000</p><p>Memphis Grizzlies +100000</p><p>Washington Wizards +100000</p><p>Cleveland Cavaliers +150000</p><p>Charlotte Hornets +200000</p></div></div>
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