LeBron James Wants Carmelo Anthony To Join Lakers: Report

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The Los Angeles Lakers have emerged as a possible touchdown spot for Houston Rockets ahead Carmelo Anthony. According to The Athletic’s Joe Vardon, LeBron James believes his longtime buddy may very well be a contributor on the younger, and injury-riddled, Lakers roster.

The New York Times’ Marc Stein reviews that the Lakers have been “staunchly in opposition to the concept of including Carmelo Anthony” coming into the season however because the Michael Beasley signing has not paid off they may very well be keen to convey the 10-time All-Star on board.

The Lakers (15-9) are already with out Rajon Rondo, who’s coping with a hand damage, in addition to Brandon Ingram, who just lately suffered a sprained left ankle that can maintain him on the sidelines for at the least a number of video games.

Anthony, 34, has not performed since November eight after the group introduced that they’d be parting methods with the 16-year veteran. In 10 video games with the Rockets this season, Melo averaged a pedestrian 13.four factors and 5.four rebounds in a career-low 29.four minutes per night time.

While the Rockets look to discover a touchdown spot for Carmelo that fits each events, it is price noting that he can’t be traded till December 15, as a result of he signed with Houston as a free agent this low season.

The Rockets will host the Lakers on Thursday, December 13 in a nationally televised sport airing on TNT at 8pm ET.

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