Carmelo Anthony sits down for his Thunder exit interview.
In keeping the question alive, the Oklahoma media may have planted a seed of doubt in the minds of their star players. Yet it’s hard to pin the blame on anything but their faulty play. Carmelo isn’t wrong in thinking “There was no strategy to me being here.” The Oklahoma Thunder looked anything but a cohesive unit, led by a ball-hungry point guard and far too many isolation sets.
Maybe the issue with Carmelo’s thinking is the insertion of “me.” His personal success is perhaps too important for him to set aside. He is owed $28 million next season, after which he is free to explore his options. I’ll leave it in your hands to decide what qualities are expected of a first-unit player in today’s NBA.