Miami Heat: Could Carmelo Anthony help absorb some PF minutes?

Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers is defended by Max Strus #31 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers is defended by Max Strus #31 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat’s head coach, Erik Spoelstra, has a famous saying. It’s one of his many proverbs that have come to affectionately be known as Spoisms.

The one in question today is “we have enough”.

And while the Miami Heat certainly still have enough to go out and compete at one of the very highest levels in the entire NBA, even with the loss of P.J. Tucker, they would still best serve themselves to add to their power forward depth and rotation.

While there may not still be many options left out there, there is one that may have not come to the top of mind. That would be Carmelo Anthony.

Still being out there on the market, here are a few words from one of the latest reports that had tied Melo to the Boston Celtics.

The Miami Heat could still add a body or so at the power forward spot heading into the year. And gues what, Carmel Anthony is out there to fill the need.

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"Anthony had reportedly been considered an option for the Celtics, and the Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn reported earlier this month that the idea of the former New York Knicks star signing in Boston was “starting to gain traction” because he “may be the best shooting forward left on the market.”"

Though this is a Celtics-based report, the last line of it is what’s most important. Needing to get a guy in there to give them some offensive punch at the four spot to play alongside, a typically more tentative, Bam Adebayo, the Miami Heat could find just that in Anthony.

Never known for his defensive prowess, Anthony could not only become a better defender with the Miami Heat, even at this stage of his career but also be able to contribute on that side of the ball because of the Miami Heat’s cohesive team defensive scheme.

Averaging 13.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, and one assist across 69 games for the LA Lakers last season, Anthony would do so while shooting 37.5 percent from deep. Again, while he isn’t anywhere near P.J. Tucker defensively, he would be an upgrade there offensively.

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With what’s left on the market, Melo’s resume, and the low price tag it should take to bring him in, it’s definitely worth the research.