Carmelo Anthony struggles with the Oklahoma City Thunder continue. Many were curious about how Anthony would fit in with reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and fellow newly acquired All-Star forward Paul George after the New York Knicks traded him over the summer. About a quarter of the way into the season, it appears OKC has done everything but hit the ground running with Melo.
Anthony scored just 11 points on a horrific 5-20 clip from the field in yesterday’s loss against the Brooklyn Nets. Carmelo owned up to his shooting woes, calling it the worst shooting slump of his 15-year career.
Carmelo said the following to reporters after the game, courtesy of ESPN.
“I think these past three, four games, offensively, has been the toughest stretch for me as far as scoring the basketball, making shots…
This is a rough stretch for myself personally, probably the roughest that I’ve had throughout my career.”
Carmelo Anthony is averaging 18.1 points per game and is shooting 40.6 percent from the field; both are career lows for Anthony. So far in the month of December, Carmelo has only shot 34% from the field. He has also shot 12% from behind the arc and hasn’t made a single three-pointer over the past two games.
The former NBA scoring champion looks to find his rhythm, as the Thunder will head to Memphis to face the Grizzlies on Saturday night.