Carmelo Anthony isn’t back in the NBA just yet, but he’s gaining momentum toward a potential return. His absence from the league has lasted for several months.
Earlier today, Anthony participated in an informal five-on-five scrimmage with a few members of the New York Knicks. There’s no telling if this will lead to a workout with his former team.
Nonetheless, it appears one team in New York is considering the idea of adding the 10-time All-Star to their roster.
According to Frank Isola of The Athletic, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are pushing the Nets to sign Anthony.
Isola stated that Brooklyn is interested in signing Anthony for this season, but nothing is guaranteed at this point.
Brooklyn could use another small forward off its bench, and that need was magnified even more today because the NBA has suspended Wilson Chandler for 25 games.
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant could be the keys to Carmelo landing in Brooklyn. (And Wilson Chandler’s uncertain status doesn’t hurt either.) https://t.co/4CUUksuX0A
— Frank Isola (@TheFrankIsola) August 29, 2019
The Nets were one of the most active teams in free agency, landing Durant and Irving on long-term deals.
Durant is likely to miss all of this upcoming season, but his input still matters. The former MVP should be the face of the franchise for years to come.
It remains unseen if the Nets will actually extend an offer to Anthony. Regardless, it’s an encouraging sight to see other players vouching for him.