Things start to look good for Carmelo Anthony, who is yet to find a new team in the NBA after a tumultuous tenure with the Houston Rockets that lasted only 10 games. This offseason, Melo has been spotted working out with Brooklyn Nets players, and recent reports suggest that could be his next destination in the league.
According to Frank Isola of The Athletic, newly acquired superstar duo of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are supposedly pushing for the Nets to sign the future Hall of Famer.
“The Brooklyn Nets remain interested in potentially signing Anthony, who recently trained with a group of their players in Los Angeles, including Kyrie Irving. In fact, one source told The Athletic that Irving and Kevin Durant, who both joined the Nets in July, are “pushing” the club to sign Anthony,” Isola wrote.
The report notes that both Nets general manager Sean Marks and head coach Kenny Atkinson have seen Anthony play or work out so far this summer. Marks, of course, has the final word on whether the team adds the veteran to the official lineup.
This report comes the same day that Melo had a scheduled scrimmage with his former team the New York Knicks, neighbors of the Nets.
Brooklyn currently has 15 players with guaranteed deals. If they wanted to sign Anthony they would need to cut one of those players, with everything pointing out that could be Wilson Chandler, who will be suspended for PED use.
It looks like things are starting to fall into place for Melo. If the Nets decide to cut ties with Chandler, that will open the door for him to join a contender team.