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In an appearance on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, Carmelo Anthony’s trainer, Chris Brickley, said that Melo is still better than most NBA players at the moment:

“He’s easily better than 60 percent, 70 percent of the NBA players walking around. It’s just that teams are afraid of ‘I want to be a starter.’ It’s not the case.

Melo just wants to have a farewell season, do what D-Wade did. Have a jersey swap. He had a great career, he’s a Hall of Famer. So hopefully that could happen,” Brickley said.

This past season, Anthony played in 10 games and mostly came off the bench to score 13.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists, while shooting at 40.5 percent from the floor in 29.4 minutes of action.