While Anthony's production and efficiency have declined over the past few years, his ego has not. Anthony could add depth and bench scoring to a contending roster if he had a better understanding of his role at this stage of his career.
Here are four teams Melo could actually help if he were to put his ego aside:
1. Golden State Warriors
With Klay Thompson out until at least January, the Warriors will need additional scoring until he returns. Outside of D'Angelo Russell, the Warriors had a quiet offseason and could struggle to score in Thompson's absence. Klay's vacancy in Golden State could offer Melo a chance to earn his way onto a contending team's roster.
2. Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia is another contending team that lacks depth on the wing, and Anthony fits that mold. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Josh Richardson and Tobias Harris could all benefit from Melo's veteran presence and offensive skillset. Philadelphia's shooting took a hit with the losses of Jimmy Butler and J.J. Redick, so it's feasible that Anthony could help fill that void.
3. Denver Nuggets
Is a Melo reunion with the Denver Nuggets a possibility? Sure, if you look at Denver's lack of reliable scoring options. Jamal Murray and Gary Harris still need to improve before the Nuggets can contend with the Western Conference elite, and another scorer and shooter to accompany Jokic would only help the team's chances.
4. Los Angeles Clippers
With another roster spot left and top-heavy talent that can contend with any team in the league, why shouldn't the Clippers take a chance on Carmelo Anthony? They just signed Patrick Patterson for whatever reason, and spending an extra slot on a guy who was once considered the best scorer in the league doesn't seem like too much of a gamble.