The Rockets are working aggressively to trade Carmelo Anthony before the trade deadline. Melo has been out of NBA action for sometime now but the Rockets want to secure a deal for him as soon as possible.
Rockets are pursuing Kenneth Faried and will have to use Carmelo in a prospective trade.
Carmelo has been on the Rockets’ roster all through this season, but the management had earlier declared that they weren’t looking to play Melo.
— CBS Sports NBA (@CBSSportsNBA) January 19, 2019
The Rockets will continue to probe for Carmelo Anthony trades to clear roster spot for Kenneth Faried, but have no intention of waiving ‘Melo, league sources tell ESPN. More likely scenario is releasing James Nunnally, who is on 10-day contract.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 19, 2019
Technically, Rockets could necessarily waive Melo, but according to unnamed league sources they aren’t looking to go down that road.
According to reports published a couple of days ago, Melo had found multiple suitors and just had to make a decision before the trade deadline.
Now, with the history that LeBron and Melo, it was only obvious that a Carmelo Anthony to Lakers rumor would do the rounds before a final decision was announced.
But LeBron has done something more to add more fuel to the ‘Melo to Lakers’ rumors, as he has gone onto like an image of Carmelo Anthony in a Lakers jersey.
The image shows LeBron and Melo standing side by side in a Lakers jersey.(the image has been posted by LeBron’s trainer)
— Daman Rangoola (@damanr) January 19, 2019
— Brandon Robinson (@ScoopB) January 19, 2019
Now, Melo’s career seemed to be down in the dumps after Rockets decided to let him be.
However, LeBron has spoken about how he would love play with Melo and a move to the Lakers could revive Melo’s career and fulfil LeBron’s wish of playing with his dear friend.
Carmelo Anthony may be done in Houston. LeBron James and Melo obviously go way back. LeBron told @HowardBeck he'd love to play with Melo (along with CP3/Wade) "for 1 or 2 seasons" before retiring. If Carmelo is waived, it'll be interesting to see if Bron and Melo finally team up. pic.twitter.com/qSDk3eNiOC
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) November 12, 2018
The style of play that the Lakers and LeBron have, they are in search for a good 3 point shooter.
LeBron likes to drive to the ring and then bunt the ball out for a good shooter to take advantage of the free space.
However, in the current Lakers roster, there isn’t any player who can help LeBron execute that kind of play for long periods of time.
Melo, with his impressive 3 point shooting can help LeBron and the Lakers get a new dimension to their game.
Do you think LeBron will able to recruit Melo to the Lakers.