Carmelo Anthony is one of the more polarizing players in Today's NBA his supporters swear he still has something left to give.
The detractors never really cared for his game and think he is washed.
We will attempt to argue why Carmelo Anthony could be a great 6th man in the right system due to his iso scoring ability. He's not a star anymore but we see real value in what he can offer.
For comparison sake Jamal Crawford and Eric Gordon are similar player types to what I envision for Anthony.
In Carmelo's last full season in a system that was a fit he averaged 22.4 points per game more than Klay Thompson, Devin Booker and Blake Griffin.
Carmelo performed at near replacement level in his brief Houston stint last season with a 0.3 VORP.
His 16 points per game was more than Aaron Gordon, Marcus Morris and Rudy Gay.
Statistically he posted very similar numbers to Jamal Crawford.
Defensively in the right system Carmelo is capable of performing near league average as he posted a 109 defensive rating in his last full season played. These are among the reasons we believe as a potent bench scorer he still belongs in the NBA.