Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 11/14/13

As Carmelo Anthony heads towards his impending free agency, his reputation and value among some NBA executives might surprise even him. ESPN’s Chris Broussard spoke with several league executives about Anthony, asking them about Anthony’s strengths and weaknesses and if they thought he had enough drive to win a title on his own. The answers are revealing, but not that shocking. One executive compared him to Stephon Marbury. and another said worse. “He’s probably Robin on a championship team instead of Batman. He has Batman talent, but the intangibles are missing.” “He’s not a winner.” I think Anthony will continue to open himself to such criticism as long as refuses to change his game to make his teammates better. Anthony has had stretches this year where he’s jacked up 26 shots or more in a game, while having 3 assist or less.  He must make a concerted effort to make his teammates better or he’ll never be considered a winner in this league.

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