At this point, it looks like Carmelo Anthony’s stint with the Los Angeles Lakers will come to an end after just one season. The 10-time All-Star is still a free agent right now, as he has yet to secure a new deal with Los Angeles. At the moment, some teams may be revolving around the 38-year-old veteran.
Two teams Milo is now linked with are the Brooklyn Nets and the Golden State Warriors. NBA Insider Steve Ballpitt talked about the possibility of Brooklyn signing Anthony at a discount (via Sean Daveney at heavy.com)
“The possibility is there for that because Anthony, maybe he can contribute but his (his salary) number wouldn’t be too big. If I was Brooklyn, that’s the positive thing,” Bullpitt said.
An anonymous NBA general manager also told Deveney that Anthony to the Warriors could also be a real thing. Golden State just lost several players from Free Agency, and Melo could be a noteworthy addition for them:
“It would be a nice story, if he could win a ring there to finish his career,” the GM said. “Golden State has room for him. He can shoot and hide his defense, which is one of the biggest problems with adding him. He was taking the bare minimum. They have a lot of guys on that list, they can do it with another veteran and these guys all know Carmelo from Team USA.” I don’t know if they’d really take this plunge on it, but it makes sense.”
Carmelo Anthony is now entering the 20th season of his career and is currently one of the oldest players in the league. Whatever the case, Milo has proven that he can still be a strong contributor to his team and that he can still play. The end is close to Anthony and he’ll soon hang it up, but at this point, there’s still some gas left in the tank.