People across the league are extensively anticipating Carmelo Anthony to have curiosity in becoming a member of the Lakers when free company begins on Monday, and it’s not exhausting to see why. Not solely is he extremely shut associates with LeBron James going again to their highschool years, however at 37 years previous and coming off of two minimal contracts with the aimless Portland Trail Blazers, heading to Los Angeles could possibly be Anthony’s last likelihood to join a contender and win his first championship.
And if all of the secondhand rumors and customary sense causes to count on Anthony to present curiosity within the Lakers weren’t sufficient for you, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times confirmed on Saturday what everybody has been assuming for weeks and months: Melo wants to be a Laker.
Carmelo Anthony is , just ready on a name from the Lakers when free company opens Monday.
That is about as shut to a performed deal as you’re going to hear about two full days earlier than free company begins, and it’s not a stretch to think about that LeGM and Melo have most likely been involved about this a few times for the reason that season ended.
And the time may lastly be proper to embrace this union of two members of the fabled Banana Boat crew. The Lakers might use capturing, Anthony has embraced his true calling as a small-ball energy ahead and shot a career-high 40.9% from 3-point vary final season, and James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and the Lakers have all seemingly embraced the small-ball id that can make Anthony an excellent higher match.
With the Lakers now not having any younger gamers blocking Anthony’s path to the roster and just needing to fill out the remainder of their rotation with veteran’s minimal gamers, his and James’ long-hoped for flip as teammates seems to lastly be right here.
He’ll have to wait a few extra days, however given all the excitement, at this factor it might be a shock if Anthony’s telephone doesn’t ring on Monday.
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