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Carmelo Anthony | Forward | #7

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (3) / DEN
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According to Royce Young of ESPN.com, Carmelo Anthony forgot what time Game 5 started and showed up early, but got in his car and left after realizing it was an 8:30 start.
Well, this is a weird one and it doesn't necessarily mean much in the grand scheme of things. It's fair to say the Thunder and its fans do not want Melo to come back on his $28 million player option next year. The OK3 was a colossal failure and now Melo says coming off the bench is "out of the question." May 3 - 4:16 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Carmelo Anthony said coming off the bench is "out of the question."

"I’m not sacrificing no bench role," Anthony added. Yeah, so this could affect if he is going to opt in for his $28 million and OKC could use this for some leverage in hopes Melo does indeed opt out. After Anthony's horrendous postseason series, his free agent market will be a lot lower than most expected.
Apr 28 - 5:42 PM

Carmelo Anthony scored seven points with three rebounds in 26 minutes against the Jazz on Friday night.

He played 26 minutes too many. Anthony was awful and the Jazz kept going after him in pick-and-roll with Melo's man, Derrick Favors, causing the switches on high on-ball screens. Melo was basically useless all series and OKC is probably stuck with him for next season with Melo holding a $28 million player option for next season. After being the King of NY a few years ago with his legendary bodega runs, the days of Melo being a star are over.
Apr 28 - 1:12 AM

Carmelo Anthony was whisper-quiet on Wednesday with seven points (2-of-6 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), five rebounds and two steals in 25 minutes of action.

Melo has a $27.0 million player option for 2018-19 and the Thunder may be hoping he opts for unrestricted free agency -- his regular-season stats were the worst since his rookie season in Denver. It will be interesting to see if he can reclaim 32+ minutes in another must-win game at Utah on Friday -- Melo was on the bench for most of OKC's game-changing run in the third quarter, and his absence was conspicuous in light of his struggles in Games 1-4. Meanwhile, Jerami Grant was +13 in 23 minutes tonight and continues to make a case for more playing time.
Apr 26 - 12:27 AM

Carmelo Anthony had 15 points, seven rebounds, three steals, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes vs. the Jazz on Sunday.

Melo shot 5-of-13 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, and more offense wasn't needed with Paul George (36 points) and Russell Westbrook (29 points) carrying the load. The takeaway for playoff fantasy leagues is that Melo filled up the defense stats -- he didn't have more than four combined steals and blocks in any game during the regular season.
Apr 15 - 9:15 PM

Carmelo Anthony ended up with 22 points over 35 minutes in Saturday's 108-102 road victory in Houston.

Melo hit 7-of-14 from the field, including 3-of-6 from behind the line, while chipping in with six rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot. Slowly but surely the Melo of old is shining through a lot more lately. He is averaging 18.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.0 3-pointers per game over his past four outings. That's good news for OKC as they get primed and ready for the postseason.
Apr 7 - 11:25 PM

Carmelo Anthony ended up with 16 points in Sunday's 109-104 road victory against the Pelicans across 29 minutes.

Anthony hit 6-of-16 from the field, including 4-of-8 from behind the 3-point line, while adding six rebounds with one assist, a plus-3 rating and three turnovers. 'Melo is averaging 19.5 points and 7.5 rebounds with nine total 3-pointers, a rare two-game stretch resembling 'Melo of old. His first season in OKC has been a disaster, as he is often the tertiary option behind Russell Westbrook and Paul George, rather than being the big man on campus. It hasn't suited him well.
Apr 1 - 9:37 PM

Carmelo Anthony ended up with 23 points across 33 minutes in Friday's overtime loss against the Denver Nuggets.

While 'Melo had 23 points to go along with nine rebounds, five 3-pointers, a blocked shot and a steal, he was on the bench in key situations down the stretch in regulation. Head coach Billy Donovan said 'Melo told him to leave Jerami Grant in down the stretch of regulation. It's interesting because this was one of Anthony's better games in a while. He entered with a total of just 21 points over the past three outings.
Mar 30 - 11:32 PM

Carmelo Anthony finished with just six points across 29 minutes in Sunday's home loss against the Trail Blazers.

Anthony just hasn't looked comfortable in Oklahoma City, especially lately. He was just 3-of-13 from the field, including 0-of-5 from behind the 3-point line. Melo is averaging just 9.8 points and 5.0 rebounds over his past five outings, hitting just 34.5 percent (19-of-55) from the field. Head coach Billy Donovan said he sticks with Melo because of his communication. "He's probably one of our best communicators on the floor. He's a great communicator on defense," Donovan said.
Mar 25 - 10:24 PM

Carmelo Anthony ended up with just six points across 30 minutes in Friday's 105-99 victory against the Heat.

Anthony hit just 2-of-8 from the field, including 0-of-4 from behind the 3-point line. He salvaged the stat line somewhat with his six rebounds, but it wasn't nearly enough. 'Melo is averaging 24.2 points per game over his career, but he has gone for 24 or fewer points in 25 consecutive outings dating back to Jan. 20 in Cleveland.
Mar 23 - 11:45 PM

Carmelo Anthony had an efficient game on Sunday, going 6-of-10 from the field on his way to 15 points, three 3-pointers, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

Anthony hit a clutch, spot-up corner 3 late to help seal the deal for OKC, and he seems to finally be figuring out that he's far more effective as a catch-and-shoot (54.1% EFG) guy as opposed to an isolation, jump shooter (42.7% EFG). The arrival of Corey Brewer has perhaps accelerated that development, as since Brewer's arrival, 63% of Melo's shot attempts have been of the catch-and-shoot variety, whereas his pull-ups now make up just 17.8% of his shot attempts.
Mar 18 - 5:16 PM

Carmelo Anthony tied his career-high with four blocks vs. Atlanta on Tuesday, adding four rebounds and 21 points on 7-of-15 shooting in 29 minutes.

Melo went 6-of-11 from deep and perimeter shooting continues to dominate his offensive role with the Thunder. He's attempting a career-low 15.5 field goals per game this season, yet he's also attempting a career-high 6.0 triples. That's part of the reason his percentages have cratered (40.7% FGs), and it's a trade-off that's hurt him more than it's helped in most formats.
Mar 13 - 10:19 PM

Carmelo Anthony will play on Tuesday against the Hawks.

Melo was randomly rested on a back-to-back set to begin the month of March, but it appears that'll be a one-time thing. Feel free to get him active for a favorable matchup against Atlanta.
Mar 13 - 6:11 PM

Carmelo Anthony hit 7-of-14 shots and five 3-pointers for 21 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in 32 minutes of Monday's win over the Kings.

Melo had just two points on 1-of-8 shooting on Saturday, so his owners had to be thrilled with his bounce-back game tonight. The Thunder are in must-win mode in a tight playoff race, so Melo will have to play well on a nightly basis to help OKC stay in a playoff slot. Start him if you've got him.
Mar 12 - 10:48 PM

Carmelo Anthony ended up with just two points in Saturday's 104-94 victory against the Spurs.

Anthony hit just 1-of-8 from the field, including 0-of-3 from behind the 3-point line. He added seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot, but he also had two turnovers and a minus-13 rating in the ugly outing. Fantasy owners expect much more from 'Melo, not just a measly deuce in the scoring column. He'll look to get untracked against the Kings on Monday.
Mar 10 - 11:29 PM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Raymond Felton
SG1Andre Roberson
2Corey Brewer
3Alex Abrines
4Terrance Ferguson
5P.J. Dozier
6Daniel Hamilton
SF1Paul George
2Josh Huestis
3Kyle Singler
PF1Carmelo Anthony
2Jerami Grant
3Patrick Patterson
C1Steven Adams
2Dakari Johnson