35-year-old Carmelo Anthony hasn't played since September, and most thought he was out of the league for good. But after months of waiting, an opportunity may have finally opened up.
After the Lakers gave up their depth for Anthony Davis, the team is in search of shooters, scorers, and role-player who can fit alongside James and Davis. Carmelo may fit the bill, and according to what league executives told Ian Begley of SNY, that is most likely where he'll end up.
Let's get this out of the way at the top: things can always change, but most executives monitoring Anthony's free agency see the Lakers as the most likely destination for the 10-time All-Star.
Carmelo was basically ousted by the league for his failure to adjust to his aging game. In 10 games with Houston this past season, Anthony averaged 13 points on an abysmal 40% shooting. He did not want to come off the bench, was an offensive ball-stopper, and did little on the defensive end.
One has to think that after months of failing to get another chance, Anthony would be willing to adapt and change his style of play. His shooting could prove valuable for the Lakers, but he will have to prove that he can make shots at a high efficiency before any team really gives him a chance.