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John Wall rooting for Carmelo Anthony to get his farewell tour, says Nuggets could be the spot

John Wall rooting for Carmelo Anthony to get his farewell tour, says Nuggets could be the spot

Count John Wall among those who are hoping Carmelo Anthony catches on with an NBA team this season for a final farewell tour.

The Wizards guard has been paying attention to the offseason saga for Anthony, who has been a free agent since Feb. 1. While NBA free agency began for many players about a month ago, it has been over six months since Anthony was on a team.

Wall would like to see that change soon, though he can list some reasons why Anthony hasn't found a home quite yet.

"The NBA has changed," Wall told NBC Sports Washington. "You have to find that role where you might have to come off the bench. Melo has a resume that [says] 'I don't want to come off the bench.' It's the same as [Allen Iverson]."

Wall explained how Anthony's midrange game doesn't work as well as it used to. He believes Anthony would be best off playing the style he did for the U.S. Olympic team. 

Anthony is the only three-time Olympic gold medalist in men's basketball history. He is one of the best players ever to suit up for Team USA, a legitimate standout among a long list of greats.

Anthony accomplished that by playing team basketball and as a small-ball big. Wall thinks that approach could work in today's NBA.

"The Melo that we saw in the World Cup and the Olympic Games was the Melo everybody wanted to love," Wall said. "In this new NBA, that's what Melo has to be."

What Wall asserts has been said by others before. The idea of 'Olympic Melo' has been elusive in the NBA. It just hasn't worked in practice like it has in theory.

But Wall thinks there is a home out there for Anthony that would make sense. He would like to see the 10-time All-Star go back to where it all began, in Denver. He notes how Dwyane Wade had to return to Miami for his farewell tour and how Paul Pierce got his in a familiar place by reuniting with coach Doc Rivers.

"The only way it is really going to work for Melo is if he goes back to the Nuggets. It has to be a franchise you built something with," Wall said.

Now, that would be interesting.

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76ers Joel Embiid arrives to Orlando NBA restart bubble in full hazmat suit

76ers Joel Embiid arrives to Orlando NBA restart bubble in full hazmat suit

The Philadelphia 76ers arrived in Orlando for the 2019-20 NBA restart Thursday afternoon and star big-man Joel Embiid quickly made headlines with his bubble attire. 

This get-up needs no intro, take a look for yourself.

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On top of the hazmat suit (which we're not quite sure how he got his hands on one so large) Embiid was decked out with his facemask and gloves as well.

Embiid commented on the Walt Disney World Resort bubble earlier this week during a Zoom press conference when he stated he doesn't believe in the restart plan.

“I’m not a big fan of the idea," Embiid said. "But then again, I’m going to do my job. I’m not going to let the city down. I’m going to represent my city, my family, my teammates - that’s what I’ve always done.” 

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“I know I’m going to do the right things,” Embiid said. "I don’t ever do anything. I only play video games. I’m always home. I don’t do anything. But then again, I don’t trust those other guys to do the same. But like I said, I got to do my job."

Being too careful during this pandemic isn't a thing, so kudos to Embiid for breaking out all the stops. 

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WATCH: Dallas Mavericks throw balcony dance party in Orlando NBA restart bubble

WATCH: Dallas Mavericks throw balcony dance party in Orlando NBA restart bubble

True fans of basketball all know how exciting this season's Dallas Mavericks team is to watch on the hardwood, but after watching this video you'll learn that the fun doesn't stop there.  

The Mavericks arrived to the World Disney Resort in Orlando on July 8 and it seems as though it didn't take them long to get acclimated to the new living arrangements. 

Take a look.

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"48 hours of self-isolation can‘t stop DJ Ice-o and DJ Q from turning up 🎧🎧!" Mavericks center Max Kleber said in the caption.

As you can see, Mavericks centers Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber are hosting a full-on block party from the confines of their quarantined balconies. 

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In the video, you can see other players showing off their dance moves like MVP candidate Luka Doncic, sharpshooter J.J. Barea, and forward Dorian Finney Smith. 

Not sure if the Wizards can top this performance, but we'd all love to see an attempt. 

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