Golden State Warriors: How could the team use Carmelo Anthony?

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Despite being known for their three-point shooting, the Warriors actually haven’t got many players outside of Curry, Thompson, and D’Angelo Russell who can shoot the ball from deep efficiently.

Anthony still has a quick trigger and when he gets out on the break he can make open three-pointers. However, over the last two seasons, he has not been a good shooter.

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He shot 33% from three whilst playing for the Houston Rockets, which is not great however he had a fair amount of shots which came as a result of James Harden dribbling the air out of the ball before passing it to Anthony at the last second.

Obviously, these shots are a lot more difficult, so they brought his percentage down. If we don’t count those late shots (shots with seven seconds or less on the shot clock) then Anthony averaged 37% from three, which is respectably around the league average.

If he joined the Warriors, he wouldn’t have nearly as many late shots as he did with the Rockets. He would also have lots more open shots because of the incredible gravity of the ‘Splash Brothers’ as well as the genius of Golden State’s offensive system.

On open three-point shots last season, he shot 37.5% which is also pretty respectable.