Carmelo Anthony remains to be not a member of an NBA workforce.
Becoming a member of the Lakers is the hope of many together with one Los Angeles Rams security.
“Not going to lie I feel it’ll be very cool if Carmelo joins,” Los Angeles Rams security, Steven Parker instructed me at his teammate, Jeff Richards’ soccer Camp in Del Metropolis, Oklahoma.
Parker has had a profitable preseason with the Rams on the security place. In a latest sport towards the Oakland Raiders, Parker intercepted Raiders quarterback Mike Glennon on the aim line as they had been entering into for a rating late within the second quarter.
Parker returned the decide 39 yards, out to the 40-yard line earlier than an offensive member of the Raiders lastly introduced him down.
Dealing with second-and-9 on the Rams’ 12-yard line, Glennon dropped again and aimed within the course of tight finish Derek Service. Nevertheless, Parker anticipated the move completely and snatched it out of the air, taking it the opposite course to carry what was a 7-Zero deficit on the time proper there.
“It’ll be good for the workforce. I’ll like to see them collectively. They could mould. That’s what basketball is about. You’ll be able to have all one of the best gamers on this planet, however they won’t mesh collectively. It’s not going to be an ideal turnout. In the event that they do one thing like that, I hope it really works out.”
Carmelo Anthony hasn’t performed NBA basketball since November 8, 2018, in a sport towards his former workforce, the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder.
A 10-time NBA All-Star, Anthony signed with the Houston Rockets this summer time after clearing waivers in a commerce that shipped him from the Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks.
The Lakers and Anthony had mutual pursuits towards the top of final season — till a mound of LA losses occurred.
The Lakers had fairly a busy offseason. Six gamers returned from final season.
That record contains: LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Alex Caruso.
Lakers newcomers embody: Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Inexperienced, Avery Bradley, Jared Dudley, Quinn Cook dinner, Troy Daniels and rookie Talen Horton-Tucker.
The Lakers even have a brand new head coach in Frank Vogel and assistant coach in Jason Kidd.
May Carmelo Anthony be the lacking piece? “I feel subsequent season a workforce will probably carry him in,” NBA Corridor of Famer, Grant Hill instructed me.
The Lakers do have one ultimate roster spot and plenty of consider that Carmelo Anthony nonetheless has some sport left within the tank to compete towards lots of the NBA’s elite.
“His first yr within the league, he took a 17-win Nuggets workforce to the Playoffs within the West as a rookie,” mentioned Fox Sports activities’ Chris Broussard.
“He is likely one of the finest 300 gamers on this planet that’s not enjoying,” TNT’s Kenny Smith instructed me in April.
“You’ll be able to’t say he’s not probably the greatest 300 gamers.”
“I don’t know in the event that they bear in mind how good of a participant he was and nonetheless is,” Blake Griffin instructed Landon Buford final season.
“Generally it’s the state of affairs. It sucks to see as a basketball participant to see individuals act [as if] he’s one thing [that] he’s not.”
Whereas he’s been away from the sport, he’s been spending a ton of time going to his son, Kiyan’s basketball video games.
“He’s an ideal participant,” New York Knick, Lance Thomas instructed me in December.
“He’s an ideal teammate, most significantly he’s an ideal human being and he’s at all times been an ideal advocate for the NBA as a model. So I simply need him to get again on a workforce and play the game he loves that’s paved a approach for him and his household, and he simply likes to play basketball, so I really need him again on a workforce.”