Carmelo Anthony Hopes To Play 20 Seasons

Carmelo Anthony is currently in the midst of his 14th NBA season, and he thinks he still has several more years left in him. As Marc Berman of The New York Post writes, Anthony has set a goal of playing 20 total seasons in the NBA, which would mean another six more years starting in 2017/18.

“I would love to get 20 in, I could do 20,” Anthony said on Wednesday. “I could do 20. I’ve done a great job taking care of my body. I’ll continue doing that. No severe injuries. I can see myself going for 20.”

The 2022/23 season would be Anthony’s 20th, so he still has quite a ways to go. Major injury problems or a significant drop-off in his production in the coming years could force the veteran forward to eventually reevaluate that goal. However, more and more NBA stars are approaching that two-decade mark as of late.

Dirk Nowitzki, who surpassed the 30,000-point mark on Tuesday night, has said he plans to return for 2017/18, which will be his 20th season. Vince Carter has also expressed a desire to put off retirement for at least one more year and get to his 20th season. Even Jason Terry, who will have to play two more seasons to get to No. 20, said last month that he hopes he can pull it off.

While Anthony is no longer the superstar scorer he was four seasons ago, when he led the NBA with 28.7 PPG, his numbers haven’t fallen off substantially. The longtime Knick, who earned his eighth consecutive All-Star nod this season, is averaging 23.2 PPG through 62 games.

Anthony has never averaged below 20.8 PPG in a season since entering the NBA, and while that won’t continue forever, he has a chance to reach some milestones of his own in the next few years if he can stay healthy, either in New York or with another team. Earlier this season, he passed Charles Barkley to become the league’s 30th-leading scorer of all time.

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20 thoughts on “Carmelo Anthony Hopes To Play 20 Seasons

  1. Dean Gant

    Not gonna happen, 2-3 more years at best.

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  2. Z-A

    He can totally do it. He’s been preserving himself on defense for years so he can get to 20.

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    • Connorsoxfan

      Haha

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  3. [email protected]

    Ohh wow….thank you Carmelo, what a big legend you are. NOT!!!!!

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  4. mike030

    So how many more years of him whining and not winning?

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    • Ralow

      When has Melo ever whined? It’s odd why so many people dislike Melo…he’s never been in trouble (on or off the court), is always cordial with fans and the media, is generally liked by players league wide, plays nearly every game, works hard (off the court), and is a prolific scorer.

      If he had 2 HOFers and a real coach join him like Paul Pierce did in Boston, he’d be loved. Instead he has Dolan and Phil running things…

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      • His forced trade to NY that wiped out the Knicks depth and not signing with the Bulls over a couple million showed he doesn’t really care about winning. He enjoys the lifestyle and living in NY but isn’t dedicated to building a winner.

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        • pfhensel

          He’s from ny, played college there and now we are giving players crap for staying in their home town?? Plus going to the bulls then wouldn’t have made him a winner, he has that team now and look

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        • The Knicks didn’t have to trade for him. He basically told Denver that he wouldn’t resign with them and the only team he was really interested in playing for was the Knicks. What’s he going to tell Denver? “Oh trade me to New York but massively undersell on me so I’ll still have a good team”? Knicks fans are complaining now about that trade, but there were very few if any fans who were complaining back then (hindsight is great).

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        • He didn’t force his way out ? He was going to be a free agent & told the nuggets his intentions, they got a lot of good talent in that trade & two key players that are still on the team. He couldve easily wanted to seasons end & just left in free agency & the nuggets would be left with nothing.

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        • Lmao @ Winning w the Bulls

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      • Yankee4Life27

        Amen Brother.

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    • [email protected]

      Lol

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  5. So much hate for a player that will end up in top 10 scoring ever. He would start for basically ever team in the NBA, he would either become the number one or two scoring option on pretty much any team in the league.

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  6. Wolves612

    Knicks fans booed porzingis in the draft, just tune them out

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    • Well I’m a knicks fan & don’t tune use out, porzingod was an unknow, after years upon years of very bad draft choices they picked a euro player which are widely know to be busts, having said that if us knicks fans had seen more then Just one complication video on YouTube nobody would have booed lmao we are frustrated with the joke of a front office.

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  7. tribefan48

    20 years, no ring

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    • Ralow

      Just like Karl Malone, Barkely, Dominique Wilkins, Bernard King, etc. etc.

      He’s still a hall of famer. Don’t forget the NCAA title and 4 golds.

      But whatever…the Melo hate continues. Nevermind the fact that the Knicks have a 37% winning percentage in games Melo misses during his entire career in NY (23-62). I’m sure Denver had a similar crappy record when Melo missed games.

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      • First of all his career isn’t over, nobody thought dirk would win a ring either, guess what ? He did. Second of all he is one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball, given the right situation he can win a ring.

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  8. Stephon Marberries

    Here we go again. All about himself. Go back to Baltimore, and take your brand with you. I’d trade him for a small bag of Caramel squares, or 5 Caromelo candy bars.
    I’d trade him for one of the kids that wipe up the sweat underneath the basket from the Nets. Then he can stay in New York.

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