NBA news: NBA player says Carmelo Anthony would have to join a 'team trying to win with strong vets'
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NBA player says Carmelo Anthony would have to join a ‘team trying to win with strong vets’

Carmelo Anthony

An anonymous NBA player says Carmelo Anthony would have to join a “team trying to win with strong vets around him” if the 10-time All-Star wants to play again in the league.

Anthony hasn’t played in an NBA game since Nov. 8, 2018. The future Hall of Famer played in just 10 games with the Houston Rockets before the franchise exiled him.

The Rockets traded Anthony to the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 22. The Bulls then waived Anthony, who hasn’t received interest from any teams.

Via Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Current NBA players who spoke to The Athletic believe Anthony can still play in the league, and are hopeful he receives an opportunity to leave on his own terms. “Everything I hear is that ‘Melo is a great teammate,” one prominent longtime NBA player said. “It would have to be a veteran team for him, a team trying to win with strong vets around him.”

For his career, Carmelo Anthony shoots 34.7 percent from beyond the arc. At the very least, Anthony can be a spot-up shooter for a team which needs wing shooting.

The Los Angeles Lakers have one roster spot open. Could LeBron James and the Lakers take a shot on Carmelo Anthony? Only time will tell.