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

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3. Pick-and-Roll/Pop

Anthony was pretty effective as the screener in Houston. He was most useful in the pick-and-pop for the Rockets, which unfortunately Golden State don’t use a lot.

However with Anthony on the team, perhaps they would use it some more.

One action the Warriors do use is the short roll. This is where Curry gets double teamed as the ball handler and passes it quickly to Draymond Green (the screener). Then Green just has to make the right decision to find the open man — most often for a dunk or an open three.

The Rockets ran this same action with Anthony in the Green role. He showed promise as a short-roller where he was able to pull up for free throw line jumpers or find the open man.

He would provide a different look for the offense as compared to Green because of his ability to make those mid-range shots.