Golden State Warriors Rumors: Carmelo Anthony hoping to join the party?

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It’s not easy being the Golden State Warriors, who have had their fair share of washed up veteran ring chasers come calling in recent years. Rumor has it Carmelo Anthony may be the latest.

Who wouldn’t want to play for the Golden State Warriors? They’ve currently got one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history going. Heck, you could probably say they’re one of the all-time best dynasties in all of sports.

So it comes as no surprise that Carmelo Anthony has decided to spread some rumors of his own, reaching out to Warriors stars Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry with a plea to join the party.

Here’s the tweet, which was quickly deleted but screenshotted even quicker:

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Image via Reddit/AManFromProvince /

There are a number of ways we could take this. Is this Carmelo lobbying Durant and Curry to have a chat with the shot callers to acquire him? Or maybe it’s confirmation that a deal is already in the works, and Anthony just couldn’t contain his excitement? Then again, maybe it’s something completely unrelated.

Either way, it’s certainly an interesting development. That, however, doesn’t mean it’s one worth pursuing for the Warriors, who don’t need the headache Carmelo has become in recent years.

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Remember how things went when Anthony was with the New York Knicks? You can blame it on Phil Jackson or the coaching if you’d like, but Carmelo certainly played a part in how horribly things went in the Big Apple. Or how about the disaster that was his brief stint with the Houston Rockets? I think the fact that he was waived after playing in only 10 games says it all.

The Warriors are already one of the top contenders, even if their 21-11 record may not seem to convey the same message. Especially when DeMarcus Cousins returns to action, they’re going to be a dangerous team come April. Do you really think adding an aging, ineffective Anthony to the mix is going to bring any real value? Probably not.

In those 10 appearances for the Rockets, Anthony averaged 13.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game while connecting on 40.5 percent of his field goals. On top of that, he was sinking only 32.8 percent of his attempts from downtown.

I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t exactly sound like the missing piece to the puzzle for the Warriors’ bench unit.

It’s a fun idea to toss around because, well, most people still see Anthony as a star. Adding another “star” to an already loaded roster like Golden State’s just sounds like a tantalizing opportunity. In the case of Carmelo, though, it’s best to leave that stone unturned.

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Let’s hope for the Warriors’ sake that this was nothing more than Anthony reaching out to old friends to play a game of HORSE at the local YCMA.