The NBA dominated the headlines in the week and a half since free agency officially kicked off.
Most of the biggest names in the NBA found a new home. A handful of free agents remain on the board, including a member of the Banana Boat.
Carmelo Anthony hasn’t found a landing spot after he was released by the Houston Rockets just a few games into the 2018-19 season.
His former teammate might know why.
Former NBA point guard Chauncey Billups suggested Melo cared too much about scoring.
“Now, the only thing I will say – and I’ve even told [Carmelo Anthony] this – scoring 30 meant too much to Melo. It meant too much because he could have games where he had 20, 22 points we win the game and he’s mad. He might have 36, and he’s in there, you know, we lose the game and he’s in there picking everybody up,” Billups said about Melo.
"Scoring 30 meant too much to Melo."
Chauncey Billups shares why he thinks Melo isn't in the NBA anymore.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 10, 2019
Billups and Anthony played together for the Denver Nuggets. The former became collateral damage when the Nuggets shipped Anthony to the New York Knicks.
After spending time on the same court, Billups definitely knows Melo well enough to speak on his career.
Perhaps Anthony will find his landing spot in the NBA this season.