LeBron James interested in having Carmelo Anthony join Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers have been rolling since an 0-3 start to their season, sitting firmly among the top half of the Western Conference with a 15-9 record. LeBron James’ squad has won four straight games as they’ve built some great chemistry, but according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic, the team could look to appease James and add a good friend of his.
Carmelo Anthony is still a member of the Houston Rockets, but Vardon reports that James has interest in adding his good friend.
LeBron James would like to get Carmelo Anthony to Los Angeles with him on the Lakers, a league source told The Athletic.
While James may want Anthony in Los Angeles with him, the Lakers front office shows no interest in the Lakers, per Vardon.
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.
According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, James hasn’t and doesn’t plan to speak to Magic Johnson or Rob Pelinka about the move.
Anthony was signed by the Rockets to the league-minimum of $2.4 million in the offseason. However, he only lasted 10 games with Houston before both sides agreed to mutually part ways. He finished the season with Houston averaging 13.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 0.5 assists on 40.5 percent shooting from the field and 32.8 percent from beyond the arc.
Since they parted ways, the Rockets have decided that they would actively seek out a trade for Anthony