Should the Atlanta Hawks take a flier on veteran working out with Hunter

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The Atlanta Hawks still have two roster spots remaining. One of these is a two-way deal after they signed Trent Forrest earlier this month, the other is a regular season deal. However, the Hawks may not want to spend too much as they are already over the luxury tax threshold.

Still, the Hawks believe they are a chance to win it all, despite what some NBA pundits and media outlets believe. Therefore they need to make the right call on their roster, from the best player to the 15th player on the roster. To this end, the Hawks are still looking at the best available free agents for their needs.

As such, should the Hawks be showing any interest in Carmelo Anthony, who was seen to be working out with Hawks star De’Andre Hunter? While Anthony is very much at the end of his career, there is a spot on this roster for a veteran leader who is desperate to win a championship.

Would the Atlanta Hawks benefit from signing Carmelo Anthony?

Apart from Anthony being that veteran who is desperate to win a championship, he is a tremendous shooter who can come off the bench. He is one of the most prolific scorers to ever play the game and sometimes when the Hawks need an injection of scoring. Having a walking bucket like Anthony will be beneficial.

The Hawks have left themselves a little short at the power forward position which is a potential problem if John Collins gets injured. They also spent a lot of the offseason improving their perimeter defense but surely adding a player like Anthony who has the ability to switch between both forward positions.

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Given his advancing years, there is a risk that Anthony’s play may not mesh well with the young Hawks squad. Look at what happened when Rajon Rondo joined the squad. For those who don’t remember, it was not good. Still, Anthony will be finishing the offense more often than not. He will not be responsible for initiating the offense which is where Rondo failed.