One of Carmelo Anthony's former teammates explained why he thought the former superstar still had not signed off this season.
Chauncey Billups, five-time NBA player, described things in detail talking to SiriusXM Radio Wednesday, saying that Anthony was too focused on the score.
"Marking 30 means too much for Melo," said Billups. "It was too much because he could have games where he was 20, 22, we win the game and he's crazy. He may be 36 years old and he is there, you know – we are losing the game and he is here to pick up everyone. "
Billups added that he thought that Anthony was still talented enough to play in the NBA, but that he had not accepted the fact that he had to be ready to be replaced and do something to help the team win.
"The reason he's not part of the league, because he's still worthy of it," said Billups, "is because he did not take this not mentally backward to say, "OK, I'm going to play against substitutes, I'm going to try I know I might not be able to close, but I just want to help." Well, it's not Is not here yet. "
Billups played three seasons with Anthony, two on the Denver Nuggets and one with the New York Knicks.
Anthony, who recently played with the Houston Rockets, did not find an NBA team while he was an unrestricted free agent.
The star player 10 times played only 10 games with the Rockers last season, averaging 13.4 points per game on 40% of the shots on the ground.