Why Carmelo will only hurt Houston
The former star will only harm the Rockets title chances.
"Yeah I'm not sacrificing no bench role, so you can - that's out of the question."
Anthony was adamant that he deserved more playing time with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the playoffs against the Utah Jazz. But when he signed with the Rockets, it was reported that he would be coming off of the bench.
The ten time All Star averaged just 16.2 points a game, his first season under 20, and his 40.4 field goal percentage was the lowest of his career. His 1.3 assists per game were also the lowest of his career, and his 5.8 rebounds were his lowest since the 2005-06 season. Overall, it was a complete bust of a season.
Last year the Rockets made it all the way to game seven of the Western Conference finals. They were in their home court, but without star point guard Chris Paul. Although the Rockets led for almost all of the first half, they couldn't hang on, and fell to the eventual NBA Champion Golden State Warriors 101-92. All things considered a pretty good result considering they were missing Paul. Imagine if Golden State was missing Steph Curry in that game. Anyway, my point is, with the team they had (including lost to free agency players Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute) they were at the level of the Golden State Warriors.
The overall consensus for the 2018-19 Houston Rockets is that they will not be as good as the 2017-18 Rockets. Period. Loosing Ariza and Mbah a Moute will harm them more than gaining Anthony will help them. And if they want to go anywhere, Carmelo better get his attitude straight, stop harming his teams with his selfishness, and realize that he is a bench player.