Wizards rookie Admiral Schofield modeled his game after Carmelo Anthony

Mike DePrisco
NBC Sports Washington

When the news broke that Carmelo Anthony signed a contract with the Trail Blazers and was coming back to the NBA, a ton of players made their excitement known. 

Isaiah Thomas and Jordan McRae were the Wizards who were clearly pumped about the move, while LeBron James and Dwyane Wade chimed in as well.

On a podcast with Brian Scalabrine, Wizards rookie Admiral Schofield explained how excited he was that Anthony was back and that he modeled some of his game after the 10-time All-Star.

"Honestly I modeled my mid-post game after [Carmelo] ever since I was in middle school," Schofield said. "I mean, Melo's Melo. Everyone loves Melo because of how he played the game and his flavor and the style he brought to the game and to see him get a deal is just great; he deserves to be in this league."

Anthony may not appeal to many NBA executives as a valuable asset to their team, but his popularity amongst current and former players is undeniable. 

With the Blazers struggling to play up to expectations now that Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic are out for extended time, Anthony might be the boost Portland needs to get back on track. 

However, the Blazers don't typically have problems scoring with Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum running the show. It's their defense that needs the most help right now and Anthony is certainly not going to provide any assistance there. 

The Blazers will be in town to play the Wizards on January 3, so fans can get perhaps a last look at Anthony on the court unless this Portland stint goes incredibly well. 


Wizards rookie Admiral Schofield modeled his game after Carmelo Anthony originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

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