A future Hall of Famer at the Lakers this summer?
With a lot of players out of contract, the Lakers have a lot of work to do for the coming offseason. We will therefore have to find the perfect candidates to recruit. And precisely, a legend in the league could well find itself in the sights of Californians.
Following the elimination in the first round against the Suns, the Lakers now have plenty of time to prepare for free agency in August. With 11 free agents, that’s three-quarters of the squad that could potentially fly, and not everyone is expected to be retained after the 2020-21 fiasco.
Suddenly, finding the right targets becomes all the more important. For an NBA scout who wanted to remain anonymous, one of them would already be identified. It would thus be a future Hall of Famer, who currently resides in Portland:
Would you take Melo on the Lakers? pic.twitter.com/wvJ515oG1K
– Lakers Daily (@LakersDailyCom) June 18, 2021
I think Carmelo would adapt very well in LA If the Lakers are to make an impact signing for the veteran minimum, Anthony would be well worth the risk, which is very low with this move.
– an NBA scout about Carmelo Anthony
Indeed, the idea has something to seduce. Extremely experienced and able to create his own shoot, Anthony could be very useful off the bench, as he showed to the Blazers. And then, he would bring with him undeniable qualities in the clutchtime, which was lacking in LA in the absence of the superstars.
And then, we must not forget that Melo and Lebron james are very close friends. Both drafted in 2003, members of the Banana Boat with Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade, they’ve been talking about the idea of evolving together for a while before their respective retirements. This might just be the last chance to do it.
Melo at the Lakers? That’s a pretty appealing possibility on paper. Given the needs of the Lakers, the file will certainly be followed during the offseason.