LONDON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony has not only accepted his sixth man role on the star-studded U.S. men's basketball team, he's thriving in it at the Olympics.
Anthony is in an offensive zone that few players ever stay in — though he has frequently lived in it while wearing the red, white and blue.
U.S. center Tyson Chandler says he has seen his New York Knicks' teammate get "hot and there's nothing anybody can do about it."
Nonetheless, there was a time this spring when Anthony struggled with the Knicks. But U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski believes in Anthony and expected him to flourish this summer.
The 6-foot-8 forward hasn't disappointed. He's once again the Americans' leading scorer, averaging 20.7 points in just 14.3 minutes per game.