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Kevin Durant Reportedly Wants The Nets To Sign Carmelo Anthony

Kevin Durant Reportedly Wants The Nets To Sign Carmelo Anthony

Despite his best efforts, Kevin Durant is almost sure to stay in Brooklyn for at least one more year. If he can put all the drama behind him and play his best game with Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons beside him, it could end up being a comeback season for the Nets.

And while keeping the core intact has become Brooklyn's biggest victory this summer, KD apparently wants his team to consider adding some more talent in the form of veteran sharpshooter Carmelo Anthony.

(via Brian Lewis of the New York Post):

Yes, they let their DeAndre Jordan trade exception expire last week, but the Nets have six open roster spots, tied for the most in the entire NBA — three Exhibit 10s, a two-way and two standard spots. The first domino could be David Duke Jr., who rejected their two-way offer and is holding out for a standard deal. But they still have to fill out the rest of the roster.

Nic Claxton — whose starts have gone from zero to one to 19 in his three years in the league — has proclaimed himself ready to seize the center spot. But with DayRon Sharpe the only other 5 on the roster, it wouldn’t be a shock to see them look for a backup/competition for Claxton. And if they wanted to appease Durant, they could bring in Carmelo Anthony, a move he’s wanted them to make.

Anthony is no longer the offensive juggernaut he was in New York or even Portland, but he can still bring value and fire-power to an already stacked Nets squad.

With a scoring average of over 13 points per game for the Lakers last season, Anthony proved he still has a lot left in the tank, and Kevin Durant clearly sees value in that.