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The Warriors Are Now Being Mentioned As An Option For Carmelo Anthony

Steph Curry with a towel on his head.

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 01: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors gets ready to check-in against the New Orleans Pelicans during Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 1, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Warriors have five All-Star players on their roster - Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins. Another player, Andre Iguodala, is a former All-Star, making the game in 2012.

Could Golden State add a seventh? Maybe...

Carmelo Anthony is expected to either be bought out or have his contract stretched by the Oklahoma City Thunder, allowing him to hit the open market.

ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski believes there will be a very strong market for Anthony, as long as he's willing to sign a minimum-type contract. His current contract has one year and nearly $30 million remaining, but he'll either be bought out or stretched by OKC. Whatever contract he signs next will be for a much smaller amount.

Chris Broussard, an NBA insider for FOX Sports 1, believes the Warriors might be Anthony's best option.


"Golden State would be the best place for Carmelo. He would have to come off the bench, but he could get you 8 or 9 points, win a championship and change his reputation as a guy that doesn't want to accept that role... or he's going to go out like Allen Iverson," Broussard said.

Please, no.

Again, no.

Anthony isn't even that good of a player anymore - he can still be a valuable bench option but it's tough to imagine him thriving in a starting lineup - but the Warriors have enough talent. Shooters like Steph, Klay and Durant with Green and Cousins down low is more than formidable.

Let Carmelo go to Houston or Philadelphia or Washington or Los Angeles or somewhere else. Really, anywhere but Golden State will be fine.