Carmelo Anthony: Houston Rockets sign 10-time NBA All Star

Ruben Hill
August 14, 2018

In an interview with USA Today published after Anthony officially signed with the Houston Rockets on Monday, D'Antoni explained why the pairing in NY didn't work - and why the second time is a charm.

As for clashing styles that played a big factor in clashing heads in NY, D'Antoni says that will no longer be the case between he and Anthony, thanks in part to advances in analytics. We never had a blow-up before, so it's not he wanted to play a certain way and I kind of wanted to coach another way.

"Back then, there wasn't even analytics. I think it's a lot better fit and I think we have a really good chance to be really good".

"IN LIFE, I've learned that things don't always turn out how you want", Anthony continued in his letter. "I'm sorry it didn't work out while I was here". Anthony was featured as the third scoring option in the team, a role he didn't thrive in, averaging a mere 16.2 points per game on a career-low 40 percent shooting after 14 seasons of averaging 20 or more points per year.

And he is one of just three players still playing who can boast career game averages of at least 24 points, six rebounds and three assists - Kevin Durant and LeBron James are the others. They lost to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals last season. He is USA Basketball's all-time leading scorer and rebounder.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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