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Lakers Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Landing In L.A. Still A Possibility? Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="160"] With the Los Angeles Lakers well on their way to one of the worst seasons in franchise history, the future remains uncertain moving f [new_royalslider id="160"] With the Los Angeles Lakers well on their way to one of the worst seasons in franchise history, the future remains uncertain moving f Rating: 0
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Lakers Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Landing In L.A. Still A Possibility?

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With the Los Angeles Lakers well on their way to one of the worst seasons in franchise history, the future remains uncertain moving forward. Although Kobe Bryant is still under contract for two more years, there’s no telling if the team will be able to surround him with talent needed to win another championship.

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One player that has constantly been mentioned as a potential target for the Lakers is perennial All-Star Carmelo Anthony. It remains uncertain if Anthony will opt-out of his deal with the New York Knicks this summer, but if he does the Lakers will be an option in free agency.

Over the past few weeks, Anthony seems to be leaning toward remaining in New York. Talk of Anthony taking a pay cut to stay with the team has been circulating. Despite that being the case, the Lakers may still be in play if Anthony has had enough in New York by season’s end according to Sam Amico of Fox Sports:

New York is said to be Anthony’s top priority, with the Los Angeles Lakers supposedly in the running. Although, according to one GM, it’s hard to know if the Lakers are a real possibility or just wishful thinking on fan message boards.

If Anthony does opt-out of his deal with the Knicks this summer, he’ll be the most sought after free agent on the open market. Luol Deng and Kyle Lowry will also get plenty of offers from teams around the league, but Anthony will be the only potential game-changer.

Along with Anthony, a few other perennial All-Stars can also opt-out of their current deals. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will also have the opportunity to become unrestricted free agents, but few believe they will want to leave the Miami Heat.

The only member of the Heat’s big three that might decide to test the free agent waters is Bosh. The Lakers have also been linked to Bosh if he does decide become a free agent in July.
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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Wishful thinking but i would never put anything passed Mitch Kupchak.

  • Kay Carter

    stay focused on K.Love draft pick nd Kyrie or another point Guard wit good perimeter defense

  • Nashir Mohammed

    why would carmelo be a game changer, what did he change in new york? a game changer is a trip to the finals. like shaq. lebron.

    • LakersOverEverything

      Shaq and lebron also went to teams with at least one superstar already on deck, melo hasn’t had that. Send him to a team like clippers, okc, Chicago (2-3 years ago), lakers with kobe, pau, and he definitely makes those teams finals talk worthy.

      • Kay Carter

        The Lakers didnt have no superstars when Shaq came to the Lakers

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

          YOu are correct, Shaq came to the lakers as the sole superstar but didn’t win significantly until Kobe became Kobe. So, still the paradigm holds true, it takes at least 2 all star caliber players to win a ring.

          • Kay Carter

            indeed true, one superstar alone cannot get work done

        • LakersOverEverything

          Richard already beat me to the punch

    • hookedonnews

      Agree.

  • hookedonnews

    Did you see the game between the Mavericks and the Knicks the other night? He was unable to get off a shot to win the game–not the first time I’ve seen him blow an opportunity at the end of a game. Anthony is a great scorer, but he is not someone who can bring you a championship like Kobe or LeBron. He’s a ball-stopper and would not be a good fit in LA. He’s not a good team player or a good defender. There are other players who would be better for LA (Love, Durant, Irving, etc.). Can’t imagine him and Kobe on the same team.

  • rwadan

    All of you forget or don’t mention the fact that Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony are really good friends. Kobe has mentioned on many occasions over the years that Anthony is the player he is most closest to in the NBA. I feel that their playing styles would compliment each other very well. If you double team Kobe, Carmelo might be the best spot up shooter/scorer in the NBA. I don’t want a shooting PG like Irving, I’d rather have Rondo… Distribution is key with players liek this. Pick your poison… I’d be fired up to see Melo in a Lakers uniform.

    • newideas

      i think i agree with this…2014 offseason plan: sign Carmelo, trade the high 2014 pick to Boston for Rondo, resign Gasol with Bird Rights (i think that is possible but not sure). Rondo/Kobe/Melo/Gasol – Nash spotting up for a few threes.

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