Report: Carmelo Anthony met Clippers in person before season started
Anthony, per SNY sources, also met in person with the Los Angeles Clippers prior to the season; members of the Miami Heat organization were also in favor of signing Anthony prior to the season, sources say; clearly there wasn’t enough support from decision-makers in either organization to get a deal done.
While there were rumors that Anthony could join LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, the Clippers were the team that came the closest to signing the 10-time All-Star, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. Anthony signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, ending his more than one-year exile from the NBA.
The Clippers are 18-7 on the season. They have the second-best record in the West. The Clippers have solid depth at the forward positions, so they didn’t really have a spot for Anthony, who is averaging 15.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 10 games with the Blazers.