Lakers Rumors: 50-50 Chance Carmelo Anthony Joins Lakers in 2014

Lakers Rumors: 50-50 Chance Carmelo Anthony Joins Lakers in 2014


Kobe Bryant Carmelo AnthonyThe 2013-14 NBA season is still months away, but Lakers fans are already looking forward to the 2014 offseason.

After Dwight Howard decided to take his talents to Houston, the Lakers organization has started its rebuilding process. The team will head into next season with lower expectations and put their focus on the free agency class of 2014. Players like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh can all potentially become free agents then, and the Lakers will be making a run for whoever tests the market.

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Lakers Nation reported that if James becomes an unrestricted free agent, the team will try to lure in the superstar and return to championship form. However, it it hard seeing James leaving the back-to-back champions, the Miami Heat, let alone joining the Lakers.

As for Anthony, the Lakers have a better shot of signing him in the offseason, and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith says there is a 50-50 chance Anthony joins the team (via Arash Markazi).



Anthony is one of the best pure scorers in the league today, and his bond with Kobe Bryant would make him a nice fit in Los Angeles. Bryant’s career is also coming to an end, and the Lakers would move on from an era with Anthony as the face of the franchise. 

So Lakers Nation, would you like the Lakers to go after Carmelo Anthony if he becomes a free agent next summer?


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