Carmelo Anthony once again came off the bench and contributed noticeably in the Los Angeles Lakers win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 37-year-old veteran forward had 14 points in 29 minutes of play.
After the game Lakers head coach Frank Vogel was asked about Anthony’s impact on the team. “He’s done a great job for us all year,” Vogel said postgame. “He’s brought a great deal of basketball integrity to our team. There’s a care factor with everything he’s trying to do.
“He’s really intentional about knowing what his defensive coverages are, making sure the guys are playing the right way offensively. It’s like what some of the assistant coaches were just talking about his basketball integrity has been a real positive for us this year.”