Carmelo Anthony Shoots Down Idea He Would Come off Bench: ‘Out of the Question’

Carmelo Anthony Shoots Down Idea He Would Come off Bench: ‘Out of the Question’

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Carmelo Anthony is not keen on the idea of being a sixth man next season. 

“I’m not sacrificing no bench role,” Anthony told reporters Saturday after the Oklahoma City Thunder were eliminated from the postseason, according to ESPN.com’s Royce Young. “So that’s out of the question.”

Anthony added he’s given up plenty. 

“I think everybody knows I’ve sacrificed damn near everything and was willing to sacrifice nearly everything for this situation to work out,” he said, per The Oklahoman‘s Erik Horne

Thunder guard Raymond Felton weighed in on Anthony’s comments, as Horne tweeted: “A lot of people don’t understand, but it’s a hit to you as a player. It was hard for me, being a starter 9-10 [years], and accepting you’re going to be a backup. It was tough for me, I’m sure it’s tough for him. As a friend, he handled it the way he should have.”

Anthony, who waived his no-trade clause to facilitate a move from the New York Knicks to the Thunder, was hardly at ease dur

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