Future Hall-of-Famer Carmelo Anthony hasn’t been seen on a court for quite some time now. Melo had a great run in the NBA, but father time caught up with him. But we’re wondering, where is Melo nowadays? Is he still looking for a spot in the NBA? Is he officially retired?
Carmelo isn’t retired yet
As far as retirement goes, Melo has definitely not said about hanging his jerseys on the rafters just yet. He last played for the Lakers last season where he averaged 13.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. Though he was still productive at 38 years old, Anthony’s contract wasn’t extended by the Lakers. It’s also insane that the 10x NBA all-star didn’t make it to any other team this season.
In an interview with Malika Andrews of ESPN, Melo said that he is happy now that he got to focus on his kids and watching them play. However, he is still actively training and would love to return to the league.
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Overseas Melo: How cool would that be?
It’s not new for NBA players to take their talents elsewhere after their good years in the league. There have been notable veterans that are out of the NBA but are still flourishing in other parts of the world.
Dwight Howard (Taiwan), Kemba Walker (Italy), Jeremy Lin (China), and Mario Chalmers (Philippines) are just some of a few. Carmelo is reportedly trying for an NBA comeback but would it be possible for him to play overseas? No reports have suggested that idea yet but who knows, maybe one day, we’ll just hear about it.
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Carmelo Anthony is undeniably a future Hall-of-Famer
According to basketball-reference.com, Melo’s probability of becoming an HoF is 98.42%. This means he is more likely to become a Hall-of-Famer than active players like Damian Lillard (96.42%), Giannis Antetokounmpo (94.98%), Paul George (93.63%), and Kyrie Irving (93.45%).
Drafted alongside LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, Carmelo went toe-to-toe with the best of them and even almost won the 2004 Rookie of the Year over LeBron. All three of them had different successes but Carmelo failed to win a championship for his teams.
He is a 10-time All-Star, 6-time All-NBA, 1-time scoring champion, and was named as part of the 75 greatest players in the NBA. In addition to that, he is sitting on 28, 289 total career points (no.9). Truthfully, Melo is a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer because of how great of a player he was.
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