The Los Angeles Lakers will have to fill LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma, and the rest of a roster as soon as the team is finished throwing everything overboard, which is not written in the name of the cap room.
Carmelo Anthony a way for the Lakers?
Carmelo Anthony just ended a season in which he spent less than a month with the Houston Rockets, before the team decided to partially then was traded to the Chicago Bulls, where he was soon overturned. As a free agent, he never found another team in February.
The 35-year-old scored an average of 13.4 points per game in just 10 games with a shot of 40.5 percent last season. He had some interest from the Lakers when he was a free agent later in the season, but that went away when the team was eliminated from the playoffs. Now in the off-season, the Lakers might still be interested.
According to Ian Begley of SNY, the NBA leadership agrees that Anthony will join James next season:
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Provided that the Lakers in Anthony are not looking for a low-profile banker who can occasionally score points in isolation and make overt blows, which could be worthwhile.
Anthony Is Known As One of Ja's best friends in the league and the game for the NBA's newest contender alongside a friend in Los Angeles could be an attractive idea for the veteran.
Anthony "would be interested" in Knick's return
Begley also reported that Anthony was signing with the New York Knicks is interested in finishing his career there as the striker has hinted in the past. However, the feeling can not be mutually exclusive at this point:
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We'll see if other teams for Anthony on out of the woodwork are likely to get a veteran minimum contract.
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