Lakers report card: Carmelo Anthony
Over the next week The Times will conduct exit evaluations of the Lakers’ roster, player by player. Today’s group includes a look at forward Carmelo Anthony’s key stats, contract status, preseason expectations, current reality and what the future may hold.
Key stats: Fifth on the team in scoring, averaging 13.3 points per game.
Contract status: Signed just a one-year contract for $2.6 million this season. He’ll be a free agent this summer.
The expectations on Oct. 19: Anthony had shown with Portland that he could change his game and became a three-point threat. He was expected to be a source of firepower off the bench for the Lakers.
The reality on April 10: Shooting 37.5% from three-point range, Anthony demonstrated that he still had some game left in his body.
The future: At 37 and having played 19 seasons, Anthony still has something in the tank as a scorer off the bench. And he is not ready to retire.
On the same day that LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, GM Rob Pelinka and others address the media, the Lakers fire coach Frank Vogel. Read more here.
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