If Carmelo Anthony wants to return to the court sooner rather than later, why not do so in China?

No, not the Shanghai Sharks. The FIBA World Cup.

Olympic Melo is a basketball legend. With an immense amount of talent around him and free reign to launch threes at will, Melo -- especially at this stage of his career -- is best-suited in the Team USA environment rather than an iso-heavy one.

Anthony was Team USA's second-leading scorer in 2016 with 12.1 points per game, behind Kevin Durant's 19.4. Melo has shot 45 percent from three-point range in 2012 and 2016 as well.