Batum on Carmelo Anthony: “He was my least favorite player”

Batum said about Anthony.

Recently, Carmelo Anthony (201 cm, F) announced his retirement via social media. Anthony was a “scoring machine” during his 19-year NBA career, averaging 22.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game, including a career-high 28.7 먹튀검증 points in the 2012-2013 season. His other accomplishments include being a 10-time All-Star and six-time All-NBA selection.

Anthony made his debut with the Denver Nuggets in the 2003-2004 season. After eight seasons in Denver, he moved on to the New York Knicks, where he averaged 21 points per game. He played seven seasons in New York, averaging 24.7 points, seven rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game.

Anthony’s career hasn’t always been perfect. He averaged 16.2 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2017-2018 season, but his aging body didn’t allow him to make the same moves. He then moved to the Houston Rockets, but was released after 10 games.

However, after signing with the Portland Trailblazers for the 2019-2020 season, he swallowed his pride and accepted a bench role. As a result, he played in the NBA until the 2021-2022 season. He tried to save the team again this season, but it didn’t work out and he decided to retire.

Fifteen-year veteran Nicolas Batum (203 cm, F) spoke out about Anthony’s retirement. “My least favorite player was Anthony in Denver,” Batum told the I got next podcast, “He had the whole offensive package. He could jab-step, score post-ups, shoot threes, drive off the dribble, and dunk. It was so hard to stop him,” Batum said of Anthony.

Meanwhile, according to Batum, Anthony’s offensive prowess led to a cumulative regular-season scoring average of 28.289. That’s the ninth-highest regular-season scoring average in NBA history.

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