Kendrick Perkins Sounds Off On Carmelo Anthony Not Getting Team USA Invite

 Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

On Friday, Stadium’s NBA Insider Shams Charania reported that Team USA Basketball does not plan on inviting three-time gold medalist Carmelo Anthony to this year’s FIBA camp. Over the past week, Anthony’s name has been mentioned a lot on various programs due to numerous marque names like Anthony Davis, James Harden, Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum deciding not to participate this summer. However, young talent such as Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Julius Randle, Donovan Mitchell, Kemba Walker, and Kyle Kuzma have all committed to play in the Fiba World Championships this summer. 

Some reporters feel that this could give Carmelo Anthony the opportunity to present his case to an NBA team, that he still can be effective in today’s NBA. Former NBA Champion Kendrick Perkins seems to feel that Melo can still be effective. Earlier this evening he tweeted out “The disrespect needs to stop! USA can use Melo. He’s still a walking Bucket!!!!”

Anthony is currently ranked number one in Gold Medals, games, points, and rebounds

Last season Carmelo only participated in 10 games for the Houston Rockets before they traded him to Chicago and they later released him.

Perkins is not the only person that thinks Melo has something left in the tank. Blake Griffin told me earlier this year that people don’t remember how good Melo is.

“Melo is a Hall of Famer, and I think it is funny how fickle today’s world with social media and everything has become what have you done for me lately. I don’t if they remember how good of a player he was and still is. Sometimes it’s the situation; it sucks to see as a basketball player to see people act he is something he is not, said Griffin.

“I have a feeling Melo will turn it around.”

What do you think?

Written by Landon Buford

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