Published on July 24th, 2018 | by Landon Buford0
Big 3 Commissioner & Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler Says Carmelo Anthony Has A lot Left In The Tank
It has a been a crazy off-season already in the NBA. Earlier this Month LeBron James decided to take his talents out west to Los Angeles to join forces with the young nuclear of Lakers, which includes Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Hart. Now, they have added veterans like Rajon Rondo, Lance Stevenson, and two times NBA Champion JaVale McGee, Michael Beasley, and resigned Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. To try to compete with the 2-time defending champs the Golden State Warriors.
Speaking of the Warriors they lost there two centers in JaVale McGee and Zaza Pachulia, but they gain another all-star in DeMarcus on a one year deal for $5.3 million. That is a major upgrade on the contingent that he will be able to recover from the Achilles injury that he suffered this past season. Potentially, the Warriors have the chance to put together one of the greatest lineups ever assemble and if you ask me they are looking like the Monstars from Space Jam right about now.
The Toronto Raptors made a huge splash this offseason by acquiring Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs for the rights to DeMar DeRozan. With LeBron James now in the Western Conference, the East is wide-open this could be an excellent opportunity for the Raptors to reach the NBA Finals. They will have to see how the team gels with the new addition of Kawhi and departure of last year’s Coach of the Year Dwayne Casey, who is now in Detriot. Also, Toronto’s biggest priority is convincing Leonard to stay.
The Boston Celtics are considered the favorites in the East to reach the NBA Finals. They took the Cleveland Cavaliers to the seven games last season without Kyrie Irving or Gordon Hayward. So, you can only imagine what they could have done with them both in the lineup. Also, it allowed players like Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Terry Rozier to blossom as the season went on. If Kyrie decides to walk at the end of next season, they will not have to look too far for a replacement at the point guard position with Rozier already in-house.
Finally, the Houston Rockets, who just lost Trevor Ariza, and Luc Mbah a Moute, but added Carmelo Anthony this offseason on a one year deal. During a phone conference with the Big 3 executive board, I had the opportunity asked Hall of Famer and former Rocket Clyde Drexler what was his thoughts about the addition of Carmelo. Here is what he had to say:
“I think Carmelo has a lot left in the tank and you have to remember the Rockets led the league in wins with 65 last season. That is pretty phenomenal, and you added Carmelo to the mix I all think it will improve what they were able to do last year. Carmelo is a proven commodity, so his real value is how he can do to help that team in the playoffs, and I can’t wait” said, Drexler.
Jeff Kwatinetz would add, as a Knick fan Carmelo has taken a lot of unfair abuse. He came to New York, and he played one hundred percent ways and is a great player. I’m rooting for him to do great in Houston I believe that he is as underrated of a guy that there is.
Clyde Drexler says @CarmeloAnthony on Houston is going to only improve last year’s @HoustonRockets team. He would continue with melo has plenty left in the tank, and is a proven commodity. via @TheHypeMagazine
— Landon Buford (@LandonBuford) July 24, 2018