Carmelo Anthony, for sure, can make shots go into the basket. It just happened that his shots aren’t falling to any NBA teams’ rosters for now.

The clamor to have the 35-year old free agent to be in the league again never wavered since he parted ways with the Houston Rockets last season. There are talks that he was about to sign with the Lakers have surfaced but here we are, waiting where he’s headed to.

In an interview by Brandon Robinson from Heavy, he shared what impresses him most of Derrick Rose’s recent performances. The two were teammates on the New York Knicks three seasons ago and the former league MVP’s commitment stood out in Melo’s eyes.

“Everybody counted him out. I was with him so I know he was going through mentally and physically,” the 2003 NBA first-round pick said. “For him to be back healthy now, you see that step that everybody said he lost, he didn’t lose it. He got faster, he got quicker”, he added.

Rose is having a resurgence in his career following several injuries that he had and other issues on and off the court with Minnesota last year where he averaged 18 points a game with 2.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists. He had his career-high of 50 points in a 128-125 win against Utah Jazz sealed by his game-saving block on Dante Exum to preserve the victory.

He also got the second highest number of fan votes during last year’s all-star game with more than three-million votes behind Golden State’s Stephen Curry.

When asked about his desire to play, he gave a curt reply. “2000-percent. Make that a headline.”

Twitter flocked to the video to give their two-cents about his situation.



Melo averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in his 10 games with the Rockets last year.

Carmelo Anthony Tyson Chandler JR Smith Marcus Camby Knicks (L-R) Tyson Chandler #6, Carmelo Anthony #7, J.R. Smith #8 and Marcus Camby #23 of the New York Knicks look on late in a game against the San Antonio Spurs at Madison Square Garden on January 3, 2013 in New York City. Getty Images/Jim McIsaac