6. Carmelo Anthony
Since 2017, Carmelo Anthony’s reputation in the NBA has taken a drastic turn. Most fans are probably already screaming against the idea of adding Melo to the Golden State Warriors but there is a scenario in which this signing works out for both parties.
Anthony has shown quite a lot of growth over the last season. Humbled by embarrassing stints with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets, Melo embraced a smaller role in Portland. The 10-time All-Star settled for a measly $2 million dollar contract to join the Trail Blazers.
Here, he has made a niche for himself as one of the Blazers’ most consistent producers. He is averaging 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds on above 40 percent shooting. The three-man lineup of Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza and Hassan Whiteside actually holds the third-highest Net Rating for the Blazers.
Melo has proven that he can still be valuable in this league. Having an offensive threat like Anthony on the Warriors’ bench would be incredibly helpful. Furthermore, it offers a chance for Anthony to finally capture a title.