Carmelo Anthony played just 10 games for the Houston Rockets last season. Since, he’s been looking for another NBA team to take a shot on him.
Wednesday, Ian Begley and Anthony Puccio of SNY are reporting that Anthony has been participating in “informal” team workouts with the Brooklyn Nets. The workouts are taking place in Los Angeles.
The Nets had easily the best offseason of any team in the NBA. They signed superstars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.
Adding Anthony would give them a better scoring punch – especially given the fact that Durant will likely miss the entire 2019-2020 season.
Sources tell @IanBegley and I that Carmelo Anthony has been participating in informal team workouts and scrimmages with Brooklyn Nets players in Los Angeles.
— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) August 14, 2019
To be clear, the Nets have not expressed interest in adding Anthony to their roster. In fact, they’d have to cut a player to make it happen. But it’s interesting, nonetheless.
Anthony is one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history, but his tendency to be a me-first player seems to have caught up with him. He’s also been a liability on defense the second half of his career.
Just last week, Anthony went on First Take with Stephen A. Smith to plead his case as to why an NBA team should sign him.
Keep an eye on this one – it could make some sense.