Why Things Will Be Different for Carmelo Anthony Under Mike D’Antoni in Houston

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 18: Head Coach Mike D'Antoni and Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks during the New York Knicks open practice on December 18, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images

Carmelo Anthony and Mike D’Antoni are together again, as first reported by Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. And this time, unlike last time, their partnership won’t end with one running the other out of town.

D’Antoni resigned as head coach of the New York Knicks in March 2012 after Anthony gave the team a him-or-me ultimatum. Their styles clashed. D’Antoni’s offensive constructs called for more ball movement, pick-and-roll initiation and quick-fire decisions. Melo has always tilted toward jab-step graduality.

Reuniting these two outside the bubble of Olympics basketball, where the stakes are high but the risk is low, could be a combustible gamble. Grudges are a staple of the NBA, even when the “We’re good”

Article source: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2789722-why-things-will-be-different-for-carmelo-anthony-under-mike-dantoni-in-houston

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