SportLeBron James wants Lakers to acquire Carmelo Anthony, report says

05:05  07 december  2018
05:05  07 december  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

LeBron James Reportedly Wants Carmelo Anthony to Join the Lakers

LeBron James Reportedly Wants Carmelo Anthony to Join the Lakers It’s been over a decade, but at one point, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James were big rivals. Anthony was in Syracuse, and LeBron was still in high school, but the two players were fighting to be the first pick in the 2003 NBA draft. Skip ahead to the 2003 NBA Draft, and James was snapped up first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers, while Carmelo Anthony ended up being drafted third overall by the Denver Nuggets. Both players got off to great starts to their NBA careers, but while Anthony has slowed down, James is still an MVP candidate. Ever since Anthony left the Knicks to join the Thunder, he hasn’t been the same player that he once was. Some of it has to do with ageing. After joining the Houston Rockets to start off this NBA season, Anthony failed to fit in and was subsequently waived. Now that Anthony isn’t currently on an NBA team, it’s been a large question as to whether he would retire or not. It seems that Anthony doesn’t feel ready to retire yet, and is looking for a good team to sign with. Anthony hasn’t won a championship yet in his career, and probably wants to sign with a contender for that reason. According to a report from The Athletic, LeBron James would like the Lakers to sign the 34 year old veteran. When asked further questions regarding Anthony coming to LA, LeBron said that it is out of his hands as to whether the deal happens or not. He would just be happy if it does happen.

According to Schultz, Anthony is particularly enthusiastic about playing alongside LeBron James , who already agreed to a four-year deal with the Lakers at the start of Wojnarowski and Young reported the Lakers , Houston Rockets and Miami Heat are all likely to "express interest" in acquiring Anthony .

LeBron James has agreed to a 4-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers 5, 2003: LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony talk on the court during James ' first home game. There was also thought that the Lakers would need to acquire Kawhi Leonard from the Spurs before securing James , but that

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LeBron James wants the Lakers to add Carmelo Anthony.

Anthony has not played since he parted ways with the Rockets in late November after appearing in just 10 games. James, however, “still believes Anthony can play” and is hoping Los Angeles acquires him, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources.

James thinks Anthony could be a “contributor,” for Los Angeles, the report says. The two are close friends.

Anthony signed a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal with the Rockets in the offseason and is not eligible to be traded until Dec. 15. He also could agree to a buy out with Houston and become a free agent.

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LAKERS news - Carmelo Anthony will face a tough realisation if LeBron James refuses to pitch for him to join the Los Angeles Lakers . It was reported yesterday that the Oklahoma City Thunder have decided they will attempt to cut Anthony from their roster after he opted into his .9million contract

LeBron James wants to play with his All-Star buddies, but Carmelo Anthony only LeBron James caused some commotion recently when he told Bleacher Report that he would love to Everybody has fantasies," Anthony said , via the New York Daily News' Frank Isola. "We'd all have to take pay cuts.

The former star averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game during his time with Houston.

The 10-time All-Star spent last season with the Thunder before he was traded to the Hawks in mid-July in exchange for a package centered around Dennis Schroder. He was bought out by Atlanta, then joined the Rockets.

James left the Cavaliers and inked a four-year, $153.3 million deal with the Lakers this summer. He has averaged 28.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.6. assists this season.

The Lakers will face the Spurs in San Antonio on Friday. They’ll carry a 15-9 record into that matchup.

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