Carmelo Anthony
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There is a distinct possibility that Carmelo Anthony will be coming off the bench for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. While it would be just the second time in his career when he is not a starter, it could turn the 37-year-old forward into a candidate for an NBA award.

During a press conference, Melo was asked to share his thoughts on potentially being a candidate for the Sixth Man of the Year award. “It’s different,” he said. “You can have that.. I think having that mentality kind of forces you or pushes you to play at a high level every night and not look in front of you or beside you and say ‘Hey, I got so and so, I got this, I got that, I got that.’ Understanding what I have to do in those roles in order to help this team.

“So in my mind it’s not about winning a Sixth Man of the Year award It’s about being the best sixth man for our team if that’s the case. Knowing that, I have something to look forward to night in and night out knowing that I got to come in fully prepared and ready to go.”