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

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6. Is it Realistic?

No. That’s the short answer. Firstly the Warriors are at the hard cap, so they’d have to get rid of someone on a non-guaranteed contract — Alfonzo McKinnie — in order to free up space for Anthony.

Secondly, he is such a defensive liability that it would be pretty hard to even play him for extended stretches. Thirdly, he is well-known to be disruptive in the locker room with a massive ego.

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Although this free agency experience has surely humbled Anthony a bit, the Warriors front office would still be taking a risk signing a character like him.

You could write a book with all the reasons why a team shouldn’t take a chance on Carmelo Anthony, although thinking positively about what he could bring to a team makes for a welcome change.

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Who knows, maybe the Warriors or someone else will be brave?