On Wednesday, the Lakers were granted a disabled player exception worth $1.75 milion for the upcoming season. Essentially, it allows them to bring in another player in wake of the DeMarcus injury.
The Lakers have been granted a disabled player exception worth $1.75M from the NBA for the expected season-ending ACL injury to DeMarcus Cousins, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. It expires on March 10, 2020.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 19, 2019
As suspected, Carmelo Anthony’s name has come up as a possible candidate to fill that recently opened roster-spot. The 35-year-old star has yet to find an NBA home since being exiled from Houston and Oklahoma City. His declining skillset and stubborn mindset have diminished his value as a player.
Lakers fans in particular seem to like the idea of giving him another chance.
— Richard Staple 🇯🇲 (@RichStapless) September 19, 2019
Melo joining Lakers confirmed pic.twitter.com/l39z2D6D2K
— on the EdGe (@CosmodG24) September 19, 2019
Melo when he sees his oppurtunity pic.twitter.com/ntgzx1Q5Lv
— Alex (@Wut_Fam_4_Life) September 19, 2019
Go get melo!!!
— 2k news (@nba2k20myteamig) September 19, 2019
Me7o time pic.twitter.com/P29R4Ib7tZ
— Dare Tanzer (@Tanzer) September 19, 2019
Melo has been linked to the Lakers for months. His relationship to LeBron and their need for some bench scoring offered a unique opportunity for the two sides to pair up. Essentially, the Lakers went in another direction.
But could they look his way again?