Carmelo Anthony was playing a role and spacing the floor.
It’s just the first preseason of the season, which matters about as much as Adam Sandler at the Oscars, but for a night ‘Melo looked comfortable and scored 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting, including 3-of-6 from deep. You can see his highlights above.
Anthony was running to the arc, knocking down shots, and showed some comfort level with James Harden and Chris Paul. Never put too much stock in preseason action, but for a night this worked for Houston.