Carmelo Anthony is now a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, but it’s not immediately clear what position he will play.
Anthony joins a team with an established, All-Star level small forward in Paul George. That means that head coach Billy Donovan will have to be creative with his lineups especially as they will likely need to start Anthony.
Of course, Anthony has been a monster at power forward in the past and many would argue that it is his natural position in today’s NBA. Anthony played the majority of his minutes between 2012 and 2014 at the 4 spot with the New York Kniks, and indeed those were some of his most productive years both in terms of offensive rating and VORP.
Anthony has also played at the power forward position in order to play with Team USA in prior contests with the national squad.
However, when asked whether Anthony would play in the 4 spot or would prefer to come off the bench, Anthony had a good laugh.
Seriously though Carmelo should play the 4.