How do NBA fans know when it's time to finally stop refreshing the feeds of their favorite reporters?
The Carmelo Anthony summer workout videos are here. Cue the isolations!
Yes, Anthony is still searching for a new contract months after being traded by the Rockets and subsequently waived by the Bulls. The consistent questions about Anthony's willingness to sacrifice and accept a lesser role could be limiting his market, but his trainer Chris Brickley says Anthony simply wants to end his career on a positive note.
"He's easily better than 60 percent, 70 percent of NBA players walking around," Brickley said on "The Breakfast Club" when asked about Anthony's future. "I think teams are afraid of, 'I want to be a starter,' or 'I want this.' That's not the case, though. Melo just wants to have a final season, have a farewell season, do what (Dwyane Wade) did. Do the jersey swap.
"He had a great career. He's a Hall of Famer. So hopefully that can happen."
Anthony has 30 possibilities (technically) on the table. Why would each team take a chance on the 10-time All-Star?
Trigger the League Pass alert for Anthony and Jabari Parker battling for the most contested pull-up jumpers. It's the Spider-Man meme NBA Twitter deserves.
How entertaining would it be to watch Marcus Smart cover for both Anthony and Enes Kanter defensively? He'd look like a first-time babysitter chasing twins around the house.
Kevin Durant will likely miss the entirety of the 2019-20 season, but don't worry. Anthony can replicate that production at forward - it's just going to take significantly more shots.
Because, really, does anything matter at this point?
The Bulls have been far too smart this offseason. A random signing brings balance to the basketball universe.
So Anthony and Kevin Love can form the R&B group "Melo Love" and create the hit single "Cleveland Rocks (That Body)."
Give us the Melo and Kristaps Porzingis buddy cop show we never truly had in New York.
Admit it. Anthony returning to Denver to close the final chapter of his career would be legitimately cool. Whip out those old powder blues, baby.
You know what? This roster is already too weird. Skip it.
Golden State Warriors
Anthony can handle a few possessions when Stephen Curry and D'Angelo Russell sub out to ice their shoulders after launching 20 3-pointers in the first half.
Rockets general manager Daryl Morey should sign Anthony and act like the first attempt didn't happen to mess with us. Use the same quotes and everything. Force everyone to go along with it. I'm here for an elaborate prank.