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On Wednesday, ESPN reported that Carmelo Anthony is expected to meet with the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, and Chicago Bulls once free agency begins on July 1. While the Los Angeles Lakers are not on Anthony’s current list, Kobe Bryant plans to recruit the All-Star forward according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard:

Though the Los Angeles Lakers are not on Anthony’s current list, Kobe Bryant plans to recruit him to the team. Bryant, who is close with Anthony, spoke to him by telephone when they were in separate parts of Europe earlier this week.

Bryant told ESPN.com in a text message that he plans to meet with Anthony, as well.

While there were conflicting reports on the Lakers’ interest in Anthony for much of the season, the Lakers were expected to be one of many teams to make their sales pitch once he opted out of his contract on Monday. Although Los Angeles has the cap room to sign him, Anthony would consider the Lakers if they “strengthened” the roster this off-season.

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For the Lakers, they face their most important off-season in nearly a decade. With the seventh pick in the NBA Draft tomorrow, the Lakers are most likely going to keep the pick, but may be looking at other options, like packaging it with Steve Nash to clear some cap space.
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  • AK

    and whos gonna take old man nash who only plays 5 games a year

    • Eazy

      The retirement home ? Maybe the IRS since he is just as skilled as them at stealing money he never earned!!

      • Ttkin

        Seriously dude ur comment is completely fucking hilarious hahahaha

    • lakersfinest28

      hopefully the la galaxy show interest… lol

    • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

      NAsh has an expiring contract…. ??!??… that is still an asset… if the trade for MCW and Young + 10th pick pushes through… we are back in the hunt for #17 and #6 for Kobe… we can then go hard after either LBJ and Melo but not both…

      Cap is 64M
      Less Kobe = 41M
      Less MCW = 39M
      Less Lebron or Melo = 21M
      Less T.Young = 12M
      Get a decent Center who can defend the paint for the mid-level exception…

      12M is still to sign role players as well as our own FA’s with Bird rights.
      10th pick, Farmar, Bazemore, Henry, Young, Sacre, Hill, Kelly

      • King James Coming

        Nash can still take the medical retirement anytime before next season starts. That will get $9.5 million off the Lakers cap immediately, plus he’ll still get paid in full.

        • hookedonnews

          He’s not eligible for the medical retirement. You have to be completely unable to play. He doesn’t fulfill that requirement, and it would have to be approved by the league. Not going to happen.

      • Chrmngblly

        You shouldn’t drink so much Nyquil AND huff glue…:-)

      • Tune

        Why wouldn’t we go hard at both? You act like we’re guaranteed to get them both. Also, we’re not getting the #10 pick in that trade, at best we can get #10 and MCW.

      • hookedonnews

        That trade with Philly has already been shot down. Most people believe that LeBron will return to Miami for one year. After that there will be plenty of cap space to go after him and anyone else the Lakers want (Kevin Love, etc.). A lot of people also believe Melo will stay in NY. I wouldn’t want him personally, but if LeBron wanted to play with him that would change the equation. Most experts don’t believe we have a shot at LeBron, but it can’t be ruled out completely. Don’t see major moves made this season unless LeBron is in the mix, but that’s just my best guess. That Knicks/Mavs trade came out of the blue yesterday, so we don’t necessarily know what’s going on behind the scenes. Most of the rumors out there have been bogus.

  • Jim213

    IMO, I’d rather worry about where the offense would come from as opposed to having problems scoring once #24 retires. Melo should be considered but not at the point of hurting the team’s chances to sign reliable role players for the starting positions. There’s no guarantee Love and other suitable stars would join the Lakers down the road too especially in FA.

    Kobe knows given father time he’d need to step back tho IMO seems as #24 is more focused today on off the court business plans more so than 100% on basketball but can’t blame him being that he has 3 more years at most IMO.

    • Zimmeredge

      once season will start again, kobe will be 100% on bball.
      kobe-melo then you need a good defensive center and good role player at 1 and 3.

      • Jim213

        Off course Kobe will concentrate fully on basketball but off the court it’s more managing future business dealings. As opposed to the days when he’d fully concentrate on his game 100% in and off the court. But Kobe won’t change his routine while expecting him to adjust his game given father time.

        • Zimmeredge

          yeah i agree with you jim.

          • Tyrone Von Gilyard

            yeah kobe tryna fall back. He ready to hand the batton over. He wasnt gone hand it over to dwight so he trying to hand it over to melo.. He gone play like kobe but he knows he’s not gone be able to take a whole team on himself no more..

          • Zimmeredge

            melo OR lebron.
            melo is in the same situation. he can’t handle a team on his own now. he has to make some “sacrifices” regarding his leadership. it’s a win-win situation for both of them. their game complement each other so they can share the load.
            for both lbj and melo, they have better teams around but lebron’s example of additioning superstar talent is not always the best idea. that’s why i don’t believe in clipps and rockets.
            we have to be patient draft, fa, coach, superstar. tomorrow? let’s ready to raaaaaaaaaaaaaandleeeeeee!

      • ‘James Edwards

        Lol as if it takes a genius to think this idea up

  • gerald johnson

    Draft randle, sign lebron, hawes, and mo williams.
    Pg: mo williams
    Sg:kobe
    Sf: lebron
    Pf:randle
    C:hawes

    • ‘James Edwards

      Ummmm no……

    • Dat Nigga Vince

      please stop

    • globe_smart_sun

      Never gonna happen.

    • Lawvanj

      Mo will? Are you high?

  • BULL

    I HOPE THE DEAL WITH PHILI REALLY PULL THRU.. I REALLY WANT MCW AND YOUNG
    MCW
    KOBE
    MELO
    YOUNG
    EMBIID

    • Derek Clark

      Do you at all proofread what you say before you say it? How on earth are we gonna get Embiid when we trade the pick with Nash for MCW and Thaddeus Young, hmm?

      • Chris Park

        Delusional Lakers fan at its finest!!!!

        • CoachSuperbuns

          You know you are on a Lakers site? Are you just here to be a prat?

          • Chris Park

            Actually, I comment here quite a bit.

      • Tyrone Von Gilyard

        Our lineup if they do will look exactly like this. And this is worst case scenario we dont get melo or lebron..
        pg mcw back up marshall farmar
        sg kobe backup nick young jodie meeks
        sf Loul Deng/Ariza backup xavier henry (melo/lebron)
        pf Jordan Hill Young Ryan Kelly
        C Pau Gasol/Monroe backup sacre.

  • Jim213

    Per Marc J. Spears (Yahoo), Knicks send Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to Mavs for Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington, and picks #. 34 and 51.

    • Zimmeredge

      cuban is dumb. felton and ellis… calderon was the perfect guy to play alongside ellis.
      chandler it’s fine but he’s 3y older.
      i don’t think the knicks is a better team than us to lure lebron. and they show with those moves that they don’t care about melo anymore.

      • Jim213

        Lebron would consider the Clipps before the Lakers but this move is likely to get Riley to improve the squad for next season. IMO, still believe Phil (NY) will make another move to off load their slary and bring in more players better suited to their system’s implementation.

        Starting to believe Love for 2015 could be a dream while the West continues to improve. next next will likely be more competitive than this past one. Yet bring back most of the roster for next season?… not good.

        • kookiebuger

          I started losing faith like a month ago, the front office doesn’t seem to have a plan outside of free agency which isn’t good when the Lakers might not have any picks, the way the new CBA is run, and the fact that better teams are out there with cap room.

          • Chris Park

            Honestly I think its to easy to lose faith in FO (although Jim Buss worries me) I think Kupchak will pull us through.

            We all know getting another star player in Melo, Lebron, or Love is slim (no assets, horrible position). But I feel like Mitch will pull some strings this season to acquire 1~2 solid players (FA, Trade) and then try to push for a contending team during the 2016 Season.

          • kookiebuger

            I believe the Lakers will go through a long rebuild since they are trying to delay the inevitable, the Lakers can get players like Lowry (history of not getting along with teammates and coaches) or Monroe but they might have to overpay to get them which I believe is silly since they might not even make the Lakers a playoff team. Dallas barely made it with 49 wins in the West the Raptors were the 3rd best team in the East with 48 wins on a young team in the weak East.

  • A Fan

    1) Trade Nash and the 7th pick for Thaddeus Young and the 10th pick
    2) End up with either Aaron Gordon or Julius Randle
    3) Sign either Lebron James or Carmelo Anthony
    4) Sign-and-trade Nick Young, Jodie Meeks, Wesley Johnson, Marshon Brooks, and Ryan Kelly for Lance Stephenson
    5) Re-sign Farmar, Bazemore, Henry, Gasol, and Hill.

    They’d end up with:
    G – Kobe/Farmar/Marshall
    G – Stephenson/Bazemore
    F – Lebron or Melo/Henry
    F – Young/Gordon or Randle
    C – Gasol/Hill/Sacre

    HC: Lionel Hollins

    Or if #4 isn’t possible, just re-sign Jodie Meeks and Wesley Johnson, and keep Ryan Kelly. I guess Meeks as a 3-pt specialist SG should be good enough for the Starting 5.

    • CoachSuperbuns

      We would be way over cap space doing that…Gasol wouldnt take a big enough hit.

      • A Fan

        It’s the Lakers. They’re the one franchise who wouldn’t mind hitting the luxury tax if it means championships. Besides, they can go over the cap to re-sign Gasol and Hill. And if #4 really isn’t possible, LA has enough cap room to build a sufficient supporting cast.

        Or if we go via the Lebron AND Melo route, then keep the 7th pick and just trade Nash for a 2nd round pick or a trade exception.

        Cap would start at 64mil.
        1. minus Kobe, 41
        2. minus Marshall and Sacre, 40
        3. minus Lebron and Melo, 6 (this is assuming they take a paycut 4. and start at 17 mil apiece)
        5. use up the remaining 6 for Meeks, Henry, Johnson, and 6. Farmar. Henry and Johnson should come cheap.
        6. minus Gordon/Randle (the 2 most likely available at 7), -2
        7. Bazemore’s restricted, though I can’t imagine him having a high payday at this point same with R. Kelly, so minus their combined salaries, -5
        8. Pau would probably be at around 8mil, so -13
        9. Hill would be at around 6 mil at most, so -19

        Kobe/Farmar/Marshall
        Meeks/Bazemore/Henry
        Melo/Johnson
        Lebron/Gordon or Randle/Kelly
        Gasol/Hill/Sacre

        HC: Lionel Hollins

        I think LA can still manage. Unless you guys have a better idea, I’m just having fun playing Fantasy GM

        • Chris Park

          I like the way you think however couple changes I would (personally make). I don’t see a reason why Lakers would draft Randle/Gordon if they have Lebron/Melo it just seems counterproductive.

          If Lakers have Melo/Lebron I’d say take a risk on Embiid. (if he’s available) Kobe, Melo, Lebron (assuming chemistry works) can manage till half way.

          No need to resign Gasol, that will save around $8~9 mil for Lakers

          • A Fan

            It’s not that I prefer Randle/Gordon over Embiid. I just have a feeling Boston’s gonna take a chance on Embiid not just for his talent and upside, but also because Jared Sullinger makes Randle, Gordon, and Vonleh redundant so Embiid might not be available when it’s LA’s turn to pick.

    • Zimmeredge

      randle is hardly going through the 7 spot. gordon is max 8. at ten we can expect payton.
      why do you wanna sign n trade steph. he is on the market this summer.
      no way we are drafting a lotttery pick and leaving him on the bench.
      this 5 is really not well balanced.

      • A Fan

        It depends. With Carl Landry, Jason Thompson, and Derrick Williams, it’s possible that SAC drafts a PG (thanks to Embiid’s injury, it could most likely be Payton) then re-sign Isaiah Thomas and make him their spark off the bench.

        1-3 could go to Pakrer, Wiggins, and Exum
        4 would most likely be Smart
        5-7 would be 3 of the following: Embiid, Vonleh, Randle, Gordon
        8 would Payton and 9 would be McDermott (That is, if 8 and 9 go by popular opinion)
        That leaves 10 with whoever wasn’t selected from 5-7, which is most likely either Randle or Gordon

    • DKWTTY

      This is why Lakers fans get a bad reputation….

      • A Fan

        Dude, I already said #4 may not be possible and offered an alternative. And please, anyone with the cap space would take their chance at Lebron or Melo if they were free agents

        • DKWTTY

          That’s true but a lot of what you said just doesn’t make any logical sense.

          • A Fan

            because?

          • DKWTTY

            How does #4 make sense.

          • A Fan

            #4 was just me playing around with being a fantasy GM n’ shit because I feel sorry for the Pacers. I guess that means making multiple sign-and-trades in one deal isn’t possible?

          • DKWTTY

            lol. I’m just wondering WHY are you signing and trading 5 players who are free agents for another free agent? They would all have to agree to that too and that won’t happen.

          • A Fan

            Exactly. What, I felt sorry for Indiana so a lil part of me wanted to help them out. LA gets a triple-double threat in Stephenson who’s also still young, and Indiana gets an offensive boost in Meeks, Young, and Brooks while a secondar wing defender in Johnson hahahaha

          • DKWTTY

            *blank stare* Um okay I see you’re another one of the trolls.

          • A Fan

            All seriousness though, change the sign-and-trade for simply signing Stephenson outright and you pretty much have a good team there. Or they can go the Melo-AND-Lebron route, which is actually possible

          • kookiebuger

            How does the Lakers end up with Gordon or Randle if they are trading the pick for MCW and Young? Why would Melo or LeBron join the Lakers? Stephenson is an unrestricted free agent same with the rest of the players, there is no need to do a sign and trade.

          • A Fan

            I said Nash and the 7th pick for Thaddeus Young and the 10th pick, not 7th pick for MCW and Young. If LA’s gonna trade their 1st round pick, they HAVE to get a 1st round pick in return because NBA rules says you can’t trade 1st round picks in consecutive years.

            Why would Melo or Lebron join the Lakers, you ask? Because they’re the best players in FA, and if you have the cap space, wouldn’t you want to take your chances in signing a marquee free agent, especially if you’re the Lakers?

            The Stephenson deal is just me playing around with being a fantasy GM because a part of me wants to help the Pacers. I know, they can just sign him outright or re-sign Meeks and Johnson.

          • kookiebuger

            I doubt the 6ers trade happens they will either give the Lakers a 2nd round pick plus MCW and Young or trade just MCW or Young and their 10th pick for Nash and the 7th pick.

            It makes sense for the Lakers to target LeBron and Melo but it doesn’t mean any sense for them, how many players in their prime will be eager to sign with the 6th worst team in the league with a 35 (will be 36 when the season starts) year old Kobe coming off a major injury who has been out for basically a 1 1/2 with Sacre and Nash as support and team that is trying to trade their pick for some reason.

            Stephenson is the most probable but other teams like Hornets might over pay him and offer him a starting Shooting Guard position.

          • A Fan

            The rules say they have to swap FIRST-ROUND PICKS so if Philly’s gonna deal for LA’s #7, they HAVE to give up their #10 pick or we wouldn’t even be talking about a deal with Philly.

            And actually, they can still make a pretty good team after signing Lebron. Lebron AND Melo actually. I posted this scenario earlier and it looks like this:

            Keep the 7th pick and just trade Nash to a random team with cap space for a 2nd round pick or a trade exception.

            Cap would start at 64mil.
            1. minus Kobe, 41
            2. minus Marshall and Sacre, 40
            3. minus Lebron and Melo, 6 (this is assuming they take a paycut 4. and start at 17 mil apiece)
            5. use up the remaining 6 for Meeks, Henry, Johnson, and 6. Farmar. Henry and Johnson should come cheap.
            6. minus Gordon/Randle (the 2 most likely available at 7), -2
            7. Bazemore’s restricted, though I can’t imagine him having a high payday at this point same with R. Kelly, so minus their combined salaries, -5
            8. Pau would probably be at around 8mil, so -13
            9. Hill would be at around 6 mil at most, so -19

            Kobe/Farmar/Marshall
            Meeks/Bazemore/Henry
            Melo/Johnson
            Lebron/Gordon or Randle/Kelly
            Gasol/Hill/Sacre

            HC: Lionel Hollins

  • Brandon Leong

    why do we need Melo? He doesnt have what it takes to win!

    • Zimmeredge

      yeah yeah, bryant was meant to be a looser after the series against utah back in the 90′s when he made a handful of airball in a raw.
      and when shaq left that was the same stuff. he couldn’t win on his own (2008 against the c’s blablabla).

      • Brandon Leong

        i wonder why are you posting in lakersnation if you’re not a lakers fan..FYI, bball is a 5 man game or rather thesedays 10 man game, not a 1 man game..learn to play the game please..

        • Zimmeredge

          I dont have to learn anything. Learn about history and How Kobe was perceived at the beginning of his career.

      • Nexzen

        Why you on Lakers nation?

        • Zimmeredge

          Because i’m a laker fan just trying to remind that Kobe was not always loved in la. That he had his down. And trashtalking melo because he has not win anything is a stupid thing.

      • J Taylor

        So the 3 trips to the championships and 2 rings mean nothing?
        - Irrational Kobe hatred.

        • Zimmeredge

          Can u read well? Did i criticize Kobe? No… I was just telling the guy that dissing at melo for not winning is silly. And my example is there to remind him that Kobe had the same critics on his back after the series against Utah…. And after shaq left back in those days people were questioning him. Now the questions are gone because he won. They said bron couldn’t win, he will be trophyless blahblah and guess what own he won two.
          I was just underlining the fact that it´s easy to bash someone because he has not won and it´s stupid. That´s exactly what Kobe said a week ago.

    • Nexzen

      But Kobe does, he is there to help

  • wayyye

    compare with rockets, mavericks n bulls, the lakers is lack of asset.(roster , coach etc)

    • J Taylor

      Bulls have to do magical tradings to clear space. Also, it’s been rumored that Rose doesn’t want Melo.
      Rockets have to keep finding trading partners. Asik was a good move, but they still need someone to trade for Lin, and then convince Melo to play for $16M, and turn down $40M+.
      Mavericks need to do magical things too…

      Odd are that Melo doesn’t go to any of them and ends up in NYC, or Kobe convinces him to make LA his new home.

  • kookiebuger

    Please no.

  • Josh

    PG- MCW / Kendall Marshall / Jordan Farmar
    SG- Kobe / Nick Young / Kent Bazemore
    SF- Melo / Mike Miller / Xavier Henry
    PF- Thaddeus Young / Jordan Hill / Ryan Kelly
    C- Pau Gasol / Andrew Bynum / Robert Sacre

    • Cassandra Marino

      I don’t like miller or Xavier or bazemore we could get more scrappy defenders like aminu but im down for that philly trade I like it but our pg postion is a little weak mcw,marshall, farmar can’t keep up with and stay in front of guys like parker,westbrook,paul,rose etc..we need an elite pg like Bledsoe or lowry or Mario chalmers or deron Williams than were could to go

  • Cassandra Marino

    i think they should sign and trade pau for Randolph sign ariza or deng re sign young, farmar, kelly and marshall, draft aaron Gordon, sign Al F Aminu cuz of his defense. sign Monroe and Bynum and maybe ed davis than go after a big boy point guard like lowry or blesdoe etc…
    PG lowry/marshall/farmar
    SG Kobe/young
    SF deng or ariza/aminu
    PF Randolph/Gordon/Kelly/ed davis (that’s if hill doesn’t come back)
    C Monroe/Sacre/ ekpe Udoh

  • SS24

    kobe shouldn’t even bother, carmelos going to Houston they’ve all ready made cap space for him un like kobe taking every penny that he can Mitch is over he’s head And doesn’t have the right cards to build a contending team he just hire a coach all ready . were pretty much going to ride 2 yrs until kobe of the books to be flexible and sign some young talent

    • J Taylor

      Houston STILL doesn’t have enough cap space to sign Melo.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Okay sounds good we shall see if Kobe can make this a reality.

  • NotaKobePoleRider

    They will score a lot of points, but they will give up a shit load of points too.

  • nash gots to go

    I sense Lakers will trade their 7th pick to Celtics for Rondo and 17th pick (LaVine)

  • nash gots to go

    Lakers will get Rondo and LaVine (17th pick) from Boston tomorrow in exchange for their 7th pick.

    Rondo makes $12M. Lakers still have cap space to sign Melo

  • ghost

    Kobe WITH Melo – it aint gonna working! Completely nonsense.

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  • Lakers4Life

    Aha! Just as I had predicted — LeBron opts out!!!

    Now all we need is our FO and Mitch to sit down with LeBron + Carmelo or any other key FA out there and see if they can mediate a mutual agreement with their salaries so that the Lakers can instantly contend for several championships under Kobe/LeBron and Melo.

    What a great day for the Lakers organization!

  • hookedonnews

    Maybe he should check with the FO before he recruits a player they may not want.

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