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

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4. Lead the Bench

The Warriors’ bench is pretty weak at the moment due to the losses of Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston. Assuming the Warriors start Alfonzo McKinnie at small forward, the second unit would probably consist of Jacob Evans, Jordan Poole, Eric Paschall, Omari Spellman, Willie Cauley-Stein.

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Adding Anthony to that lineup would provide some much-needed experience for a very young group. It is likely that either Russell or Curry would be on the floor at all times in order to have a point guard that can facilitate the offense.

However, with Anthony there, it would be possible to use that lineup without one of the two star point guards. Anthony is experienced enough to be able to bring the ball up the floor and initiate the offense.

He is also a player that they could get the ball to in the case of broken plays or time expirations.