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

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5. Post-ups

As mentioned earlier, Anthony would probably operate very well using the Warriors’ low-post split action — as either the post player or a perimeter player.

He should also get low-post touches for isolations too. During his 10 games in Houston, Anthony actually led the league in low-post scoring efficiency.

This is where he spends most of his time on the court and what he’s most effective at. He is particularly great at hunting mismatches down low when the opposition switches on screens.

If Anthony signed with the Warriors then he should be effective offensively against a team like the Rockets. He could play a similar role (albeit reduced) to Kevin Durant when the Warriors played the Rockets in the playoffs the last two seasons.

Lots of isolations in the post against mismatches.

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Of course, Anthony would have to work really hard defensively to even stay on the floor against the Rockets because they would relentlessly try to isolate on him with James Harden or Russell Westbrook.

But if he managed to not leak too many points at his own basket then he could be a valuable asset for the Warriors.