Anthony can't rule out bench role with Rockets
6:17 PM ET
HOUSTON — The Rockets have yet to make a decision on whether Carmelo Anthony will start this season — and he said he has not “had that conversation with anybody yet” — but the 10-time All-Star did not shoot down the possibility of coming off the bench for the first time in his career.
That is a significant change from a year ago, when Anthony mockingly asked, “Who, me?” when asked about his willingness to come off the bench for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
“At the end of the day, we’re all going to camp to figure out what works in order for this team to try to win a championship,” Anthony said at media day Monday, a day before the Rockets open training camp in Lake Charles, Louisiana. “If that time comes, we’ll have that conversation. My goal is to go into training camp, be the best player I can be, be in the best shape I can be and do what I have to do to help this team get over the hump and win a championship. That’s all it is.
“All the questions of coming off the bench, I don’t want to answer