Carmelo Anthony stands ready to meet the demands of Frank Vogel at the Lakers. The former Denver and Knicks element will do whatever it takes, even if he has to come off the bench.
Carmelo Anthony (37) found a new challenge this summer, in Los Angeles, with the Lakers. And his ambition will of course be to win his first NBA championship title. With less than 48 hours of the California franchise’s first preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets, Melo has delivered for ESPN on the role he will have in the team. He himself does not know how he will be used by Frank Vogel but he is sure of one thing, he will comply with the demands of his manager.
“At this point, all we need to do, let’s do it. I’m not going to say “I can’t sit on the bench”, or “Oh, I want to start”, or “I want to get off the bench”. No matter what role I have, it’s like that “, He reported, he who enters an impressive roster in which LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook, also arrived in the offseason, are in the front row.
Anthony is ready to fill any role
Present in the NBA for 18 years, the Brooklyn native had never started a game on the bench before the 2018-2019 season, whether with Denver, the New York Knicks or OKC. However, his role has changed a lot during the last exercise with Portland and that must have made him very funny.
While he claimed a few years ago that he did not want a replacement role, Carmelo Anthony only started three games out of 69… A change of status “which he does not think about” for this new exercise. His fate is in the hands of Frank Vogel, coach of the franchise champion in 2020.
“When we spoke before he signed here I told him I was considering a big role on this team. I do not know what it will look like, if it will start, if it will come off the bench, but it will be a factor for us ”, he had indicated when Melo put his suitcases in Los Angeles.