Showtimes’ Rachel Nichols Gives Top 75 Member Carmelo Anthony His Flowers [Watch]

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The former All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony is not playing in the NBA after his last stint with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2021-22 season. Once considered one of the league’s most dominant scorers, Anthony has recently seen a decline in his career. Despite his impressive career stats, teams seem to be wary of signing him, and Anthony still needs an NBA contract.

Anthony’s career in the NBA began in 2003 when the Denver Nuggets drafted him with the third overall pick. He quickly established himself as a premier scorer in the league, winning the scoring title in the 2005-06 season. Anthony spent most of his career with the Nuggets, earning multiple All-Star selections and leading the team to the playoffs several times.

In 2011, Anthony was traded to the New York Knicks, where he continued to be a dominant scorer. During his tenure in New York, Anthony set several franchise records and led the Knicks to the playoffs three times. However, despite his success, Anthony could not lead the Knicks to a championship or even a deep playoff run.

After a brief stint with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Anthony was traded to the Houston Rockets in 2018. However, his time with the Rockets was short-lived, as he struggled to fit into their system and was traded to the Chicago Bulls. Unfortunately, the Bulls waived Anthony shortly after acquiring him, leading to his signing with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Anthony’s time in Portland was a bit of a resurgence for him. He embraced a new role as a bench player and provided the team with valuable scoring off the bench. He helped the Blazers make the playoffs in both seasons he was with the team. However, despite his success, the Blazers opted not to re-sign Anthony after the 2020-21 season.

In the 2021-22 season, Anthony signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he was reunited with his friend and former teammate LeBron James. Anthony played a key role off the bench for the Lakers, providing them with much-needed scoring. However, the Lakers failed to make the playoffs, and Anthony became a free agent again.

Despite his impressive career stats and ability to score off the bench, teams seem to be wary of signing Anthony due to his age (he is currently 38 years old) and his declining defensive skills. Additionally, Anthony’s desire for playing time may not align with a team’s need for a veteran presence off the bench.

However, Anthony has remained optimistic about his future in the NBA. In a recent interview, he stated that he is open to playing for any team and is willing to accept any role given to him. He also expressed his desire to continue playing until he can no longer contribute to a team’s success.

In conclusion, the former All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony is without an NBA contract. Despite his impressive career stats, teams need more time to sign him due to his age and declining defensive skills. However, Anthony remains optimistic about his future in the NBA and is open to playing for any team and accepting any role. Whether or not Anthony will return to the NBA remains to be seen, but his desire to continue playing suggests that he may still need to finish basketball.

Speaking of Anthony, sports reporter Rachel Nichols was on her way to Austin, Texas, for South By Southwest. However before she boarded her flight, Nichols posted a video on IG while sporting a vintage Carmelo Anthony hoodie.

“Anyone who got their hands on one of these Hoodie Melo sweatshirts will tell you it’s one of the most comfortable items of clothing they’ve ever owned. Also, I know some people get dressed up to fly, but I am not one of those people.”

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Written by KrispyLakersNation

[[Anthony L. McKnight II]] also known as Krispy was Born in Rochester, NY attending the "School Of The Arts" Class of 2009. He graduated with a Regents Arts diploma while studying Creative Writing and other arts. He recently became the founder of the Los Angeles Lakers Fan Club on Clubhouse. His club has hosted several celebrity interviews inside the fan club, from names such as Robert Horry, Gloria James, Mark Medina, Jovan Buha. His favorite hobby is spending a day out in nature, favorite sports basketball & football.

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