Suns guard Chris Paul is disappointed that longtime All-Star Carmelo Anthony remains unsigned, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News tweets.
“Somebody of that caliber, with that ability, with the heart that he has, and the stuff he’s done for the game – he should be able to walk off the court when he’s ready,” Paul said.
Anthony averaged 13.3 points and 4.2 rebounds in 69 games with the Lakers last season.
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11 thoughts on “And-Ones: Paul, Anthony, Title Contenders, Bold Predictions, WNBA”
Clippers aren’t winning no title
Double negative. Intentional?
@steve yes lmao intentional
You’re right, they aren’t winning a title but they’ll take your Mavs out in 5 in the 1st Rd en route to the WCF.
@taco fully healthy clippers? probably. luka will average a 50 point triple double and still lose because we have a bad squad. even slightly injured clippers? i give us the advantage and i have basically no faith in my team
I understand Chris Paul is going into bat for a friend, but Carmelo would have a job if he could bring himself to change his game. He hasn’t figured out how to pass the ball after 20 seasons, and he won’t figure it out now. 26 minutes per game and only 1.0 assists last year, why would any team sign that?
Now, he has to do his shooting on 2K23 like the rest of us.
He’d be brought in as a spot up shooter. He doesn’t really need to pass the ball if his job is to shoot the ball. Not everyone is Tyrese Haliburton and can give you 10+ assists every game.
Exactly… at this stage he is and has been a spot up shooter. 38.9% 3pt shooter the last 3 years. 85% FT shooter. 13.9 PER.
There are guys on rosters right now making more than the min that you could compare his production to, who he would likely out produce, and are so-so to bad defenders at this stage as well – McDermott, Craig, Barnes, Bey, Kyle Anderson, PJ Washington, Marcus Morris.
Has Chris Paul pushed for the Suns to sign him?
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I have no idea why anyone would be having a title contending conversation about the Heat, and the Clippers. The Heat aren’t terrible when healthy, (4th or 5th seed in the East maybe) but they don’t have the personnel, or ability to obtain it by seasons end. Lowry is not very good, and Duncan Robinson needs a miraculous comeback. The clippers? I predict they fall to a play-in or 6th-7th seed in the west with a lot of luck, and no injuries to other rostered players that are not named Kawhi & George.
Yea, Embiid will demand. He’s the most beloved player in Philly. Idk if that happens elsewhere.
Nets extend Kyrie b/c they can’t get a better player via FA b/c they still have no cap space. 139M without Kyrie on the books next yr. Slightly less if they cut Royce.