LeBron James his good friend Carmelo Anthony to join him in Los Angeles.
According to a report from Joe Vardon of The Athletic James thinks Melo could help a young Lakers roster that has dealt with a number of injuries already this season.
“LeBron James would like to get Carmelo Anthony to Los Angeles with him on the Lakers, a league source told The Athletic.
Anthony, 34, is estranged from the Houston Rockets – still on their payroll for the league-minimum $2.4 million but gone from the team after the two sides decided he was not a fit after just 10 games. He can’t be traded until at least Dec. 15, and sources said there had been no request made by James to Lakers president Magic Johnson or general manager Rob Pelinka to make a deal for his friend. Nor would there be.”
Anthony last appeared in a game for the Houston Rockets on November 8th. He averaged 13.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting and 5.4 rebounds in 29.4 minutes per game. But prior to signing with Houston, Anthony had drawn interest from the Lakers and with James and Anthony having a relationship that dates back to their high school days it comes as no surprise that LeBron wants him to join him in LA.
The Lakers, as an organization, came into the season staunchly against the idea of adding Carmelo Anthony. But that was before the Michael Beasley signing failed to pan out. Let's see where this goes after @joevardon's report … https://t.co/SblmL9HKhp
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) December 7, 2018
In a limited role, Anthony could be valuable for the Lakers, especially as a shooter, but aparently he’s not looking for a limited role so stay tuned to see how this plays out.