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According to multiple reports, ten-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony will join the Houston Rockets. With career averages of 24 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, last season, the three-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist averaged 16 points and 5 rebounds with the Thunder; all career lows.
At 34-years-old, many question Anthony’s durability and productivity going into the 2018-19 season. Despite that criticism, Melo’s got one NBA legend in his corner: Clyde Drexler.
“I think Carmelo has a lot left in the tank,” Drexler said today on a Big 3 Basketball league, conference call.
“You have to remember the Rockets led the league in wins with 65 last season. That is pretty phenomenal and you added Carmelo to the mix.”
Anthony will be the third cog in a trio that includes himself, Chris Paul and the NBA’s reigning MVP, James Harden.
Clyde Drexler says @CarmeloAnthony on Houston is going to only improve last year’s @HoustonRockets team. He would continue with melo has plenty left in the tank, and is a proven commodity. via @TheHypeMagazine
— Landon Buford (@LandonBuford) July 24, 2018
“I think it will improve what they were able to do last year,” said Drexler.
Drexler knows a thing or two about joining super teams, himself. After a successful career that included one NBA Finals appearance with the Portland Trail Blazers, Drexler went on to team with Hakeem Olajuwon, Robert Horry, Sam Cassell and Rudy Tomjanovich and won a championship with the Houston Rockets in 1995.
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“Carmelo is a proven commodity, so his real value is how he can do to help that team in the playoffs and I can’t wait.”