From No. 15 to No. 7 to ... No. 00. Carmelo Anthony is beginning yet another new chapter of his NBA career.
Has anyone ever put this much thought into anything, really?
Melo's apparently been on some sort of spiritual journey ever since he was exiled from the NBA last year. We know he's good buddies with perhaps the most provocative thinker in the league, Kyrie Irving, so we can't help but hypothesize the Brooklyn Nets star got in Melo's head a bit here.
From Irving's flat Earth preachings to yelling "F--k Thanksgiving" at a reporter to his non-comment comment on the NBA's situation with Hong Kong, it seems this type of influence would be the only kind to elevate Melo's abstract thinking.
We can only hope this new worldly set of principles Melo has adopted translates to a more developed game instead of the iso ball we're so used to watching from him.