This is a fun one from September 2010 when I was about ten pounds lighter and the Rockets were about twenty games worse in win column expectancy.
My overall thoughts remain the same: I’d unhesitatingly pull the trigger, but Carmelo remains one of my least favorite players in basketball and it would take some time for me to be won over. I don’t trust him; I don’t like him, and after the Tracy McGrady fiasco, it will take a lot for me to warm up to him as my franchise’s savior. But so it goes. As Feigen said earlier in his blog, one bad experience does not suffice as reason for shunning future risks. We’re not really in a position to shut the door on anyone given our current position in absolute basketball limbo. There’s nothing worse in sports than mediocrity, and for the most part, therein we lie mired and have been for over a decade.
I used to hate Carmelo Anthony, in the same way I once hated Dwight Howard. We will have had them both now. But its incredible to look back on even my own thoughts and writings from earlier in the decade. This team was completely hopeless! James Harden really did change everything.