<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "It has led Tracy McGrady and others to suggest Anthony retire. "data-reactid =" 19 "> It has led Tracy McGrady and others to suggest Anthony retire.
Allen Iverson disagrees, speaking to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
"No way Melo should retire. I definitely think he should keep going. He got a lot left in the tank, man. It's just got to be the right situation. " pic.twitter.com/m8dYOEPc9d
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 17, 2018
Iverson is right, Anthony needs to be in the right situation. I'm just not sure what that is.
Anthony, like all great athletes, wants to leave the game on his own terms. The challenge is he is no longer a top two or three player on a good team, yet he feels entitled to be put in that role (or, at least, be treated like one of those guys). 'Melo came off the bench in Houston but did not like it. The problem is that's where his game is at that point – he's a bench role player who can get some buckets but hurts the team defensively. That limits when he can be put on the court, especially in the playoffs. Can he accept that spot on a team?
Eventually, a team is going to give Anthony a chance, and I hope that works out. I would like 'Melo to leave the game with us remembering him as the Hall of Fame player and elite scorer that he was, not like this.