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 believe it’ll be very cool if Carmelo joins,” Los Angeles Rams security, Steven Parker advised 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 current recreation in opposition to the Oakland Raiders, Parker intercepted Raiders quarterback Mike Glennon on the purpose line as they have been moving 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 Provider. Nonetheless, 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 may mould. That’s what basketball is about. You may have all the most effective gamers on the earth, however they may not mesh collectively. It’s not going to be an important 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 recreation in opposition to his former workforce, the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder.
A 10-time NBA All-Star, Anthony signed with the Houston Rockets this summer season 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 tip of final season — till a mound of LA losses occurred.
The Lakers had fairly a busy offseason. Six gamers returned from final season.
That checklist contains: LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Alex Caruso.
Lakers newcomers embrace: 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 believe subsequent season a workforce will presumably deliver him in,” NBA Corridor of Famer, Grant Hill advised me.
The Lakers do have one closing roster spot and plenty of imagine that Carmelo Anthony nonetheless has some recreation left within the tank to compete in opposition to lots of the NBA’s elite.
“His first 12 months within the league, he took a 17-win Nuggets workforce to the Playoffs within the West as a rookie,” stated Fox Sports activities’ Chris Broussard.
“He is without doubt one of the finest 300 gamers on the earth that’s not taking part in,” TNT’s Kenny Smith advised me in April.
“You may’t say he’s not the most effective 300 gamers.”
“I don’t know in the event that they keep in mind how good of a participant he was and nonetheless is,” Blake Griffin advised Landon Buford final season.
“Typically it’s the state of affairs. It sucks to see as a basketball participant to see folks act [as if] he’s one thing [that] he isn’t.”
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 important participant,” New York Knick, Lance Thomas advised me in December.
“He’s an important teammate, most significantly he’s an important human being and he’s at all times been an important 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 means for him and his household, and he simply likes to play basketball, so I really need him again on a workforce.”