LeBron James would like to bring Carmelo Anthony to Los Angeles with him at the Lakers, a league source told The Athletic.
Anthony, 34, is locked out of Houston Rockets – still on his salary for the league of $ 2.4 million but away from the team after the two sides decided he was not fit after just 10 matches. He can not trade at least 15 Dec, and sources said there had been no request from James to Lakers President Magic Johnson or Rob Pelinka General Manager to make a deal for his friend. There would also not be.
But James and his camp still believe Anthony can play that it could be a place for him as a contributor to a Lakers team who is young and continues to fight for injury. Brandon Ingram is the latest accident. His sprained left ankle will hold him at least the two closest games.
And, in general, James does not want to see Anthony’s career end, either with Houston divorce or 1