At this point in his career, Carmelo Anthony has a defined role as a spot-up shooter. Gone are the days where Anthony would consistently put up 25 points per night while knocking down an array of difficult jump shots. He remains a strong perimeter marksman, but he does his damage in short bursts rather than over the course of a full game. Anthony can still get buckets — he averaged 13.3 PPG in 26 minutes for the Lakers last year — but he comes with clear defensive limitations. If the Lakers don’t bring him back in a reserve role, we could see a homecoming for the New York native. Anthony was born in Brooklyn, and could provide some firepower on the Nets bench. If anything, Nets fans would appreciate the signing of one of their city’s finest talents.
Prediction: Anthony signs a one-year, minimum deal with the Brooklyn Nets
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