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ESPN’s Rachel Nichols reveals players texted her about Carmelo Anthony after Joe Johnson signed with Pistons

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ESPN’s Rachel Nichols says NBA players texted her about Carmelo Anthony after Joe Johnson agreed to a deal with the Detroit Pistons.

Johnson got picked up by the Pistons after winning MVP in the BIG3 league. Anthony hasn’t played in an NBA game since November of 2018 and his future in the league remains very uncertain, as we are in September and Melo is still an unrestricted free agent.

Carmelo Anthony played in just 10 games with the Houston Rockets last season before the franchise exiled and traded him to the Chicago Bulls in January. The 10-time All-Star averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds with the Rockets while shooting 40.5 percent from the field, 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free-throw line.

Anthony told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith in July he’s willing to play any role on a team. However, there haven’t been any reports indicating a team is interested in signing the future Hall of Famer.

Brooklyn Nets stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are reportedly pushing the front office to sign Carmelo Anthony since Durant is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season with his Achilles injury and Wilson Chandler will miss the first 25 games of the season due to a PED suspension. It’s unknown if Nets GM Sean Marks and head coach Kenny Atkinson have interest in adding Anthony to the roster.

At this point, it’s looking like Carmelo Anthony made a mistake not playing in the BIG3 like Joe Johnson did.