The extensive trajectory followed by Carmelo Anthony’s career has included various stages that have led him to be considered one of the best scorers ever to his current role as a valuable piece coming off the bench. Now, the last step that he has taken already in his professional decline has responded to the desire to fill the main gap that his resume looks like: the champion’s ring.
The ten-time All-Star joined LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook in Los Angeles this offseason with the clear purpose of achieving team glory. Carmelo defended the Knicks jersey, which represents one of the NBA’s biggest markets, for six and a half seasons, but believes that playing in California is a different experience considering his current situation and the context of the franchise.
“I think it will be fun. I’m really going to enjoy it, “said Anthony according to the middle Complex. “I’ve sat down to reflect on loyalty and learning from the basketball business, so now I’m in this part of my life and career where I understand it. So I’m going to approach it with a different mindset and kind of understanding of what’s at stake – what do we have to do and what do I have to do to make this work. I’m looking forward to this, to be honest. “
Experience is a degree and Carmelo now naturally assumes his condition as a secondary piece limited to a very specific role. This season you will be part of a roster very veteran who also has several young players with an offensive vocation on whom he can act as a mentor.
The Lakers have nine players over 30 years of age. This context has raised doubts about the physical condition of the nucleus to face such a demanding season, although Carmelo believes that this is not a handicap but rather a plus of wisdom that they will take advantage of.
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