It looks LeBron James wants to get his buddy Carmelo Anthony on the Lakers.
According to a report from Joe Vardon of The Athletic, LeBron wants the team to sign Melo this season.
“LeBron James would like to get Carmelo Anthony to Los Angeles with him on the Lakers, a league source told The Athletic.
Anthony, 34, is estranged from the Houston Rockets – still on their payroll for the league-minimum $2.4 million but gone from the team after the two sides decided he was not a fit after just 10 games. He can’t be traded until at least Dec. 15, and sources said there had been no request made by James to Lakers president Magic Johnson or general manager Rob Pelinka to make a deal for his friend. Nor would there be.”
Lakers fans on Twitter are clearly against the move.
It’s pretty interesting LeBron wants to sign Melo considering ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry released an article today pretty much calling Anthony ineffective in today’s game.