He would be a starter
A mentioned, Carmelo Anthony would be a starter, which alone would make the Suns better.
But it is also a reason he would consider the Suns as it is the spot in the rotation that he has lost with the Houston Rockets, which he made well-known he wasn’t terribly pleased about.
Carmelo would immediately step into the starter’s role and receive starter’s minutes. If Sarver and/or James Jones were to reach out to Anthony, that would be one of their primary selling points – aside from the obvious of playing alongside Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton -with his goal of producing enough to sell himself for his next contract.
Think about that too: Carmelo is in the final year of his gigantic deal that the Atlanta Hawks are paying the bulk of this season, so it’s not like his acquisition would be one for long term.
Carmelo too is probably hoping that he can sign another decent paying contract after this season, and his relegation to a bench role in Houston – especially in light of the problems that he has supposedly been having there – is going to be detrimental to his ability to hit one more good payday.
The Suns obviously could not offer him a championship one like the Rockets can or even a playoff appearance like even the Minnesota Timberwolves probably could.
But the chance to put up a lot of points, potentially rehabilitate his stature in the league as a difficult locker room presence, while also helping the Suns win a few games and possibly exceed expectations throughout the rest of the season, and he could still see a little more money come his way before he is finally set to retire.