Carmelo Anthony's Trainer: Anthony Was 'Extremely Receptive' To Updating Game

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Carmelo Anthony's Trainer: Anthony Was 'Extremely Receptive' To Updating Game 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:35 am

Carmelo Anthony's trainer Alex Bazzell told Ian Begley of SNY that Anthony was open to changing his game to fit in with the Portland Trail Blazers, adding that they worked on making quick decisions with the ball.


"The biggest thing was making quick decisions off the catch. He's had the luxury of being one of the top 10 players in the world, in my opinion -- top 5 players at one time -- in his career. So he just got accustomed to kind of holding the ball, letting everyone else clear out so he can kind of go one on one. In the new NBA, in the role that he's being asked of, that wasn't something he was going to be able to do more often than not," said Bazzell. 


Bazzell, who had Anthony guard Sixers guard Raul Neto for 20 minutes at a time, said Anthony understood that he needed to improve aspects of his game. 


"He was actually extremely receptive. I was actually kind of surprised that a guy who has had that much success playing a certain way (was so receptive). He was completely bought into the (idea that on) the defensive side of the ball, he's got to get better. He was bought into not being able to hold the ball (on offense)," added Bazzell.


Bazzell also said there was never any discussion about this upcoming year being Anthony's last season.

Via Ian Begley/SNY

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Re: Carmelo Anthony's Trainer: Anthony Was 'Extremely Receptive' To Updating Game 

Post#2 » by Rollie » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:02 am

Hate begins in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1......
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Re: Carmelo Anthony's Trainer: Anthony Was 'Extremely Receptive' To Updating Game 

Post#3 » by Portlander » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:27 pm

No hate here, just ready to watch and see if this experiment is going to work.

Okay, let the hate-timer resume...4,3,2,1....
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Re: Carmelo Anthony's Trainer: Anthony Was 'Extremely Receptive' To Updating Game 

Post#4 » by luss54321 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:35 am

Carmelo is one of the most gifted scorers of all time... but it's kind of sad hearing a 35 year old player "buy in" to playing defense and team basketball for the first time in his career. Too little too late.
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Re: Carmelo Anthony's Trainer: Anthony Was 'Extremely Receptive' To Updating Game 

Post#5 » by meekrab » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:05 am

Decade too late, 20 pounds overweight.

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