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Caron Butler thinks Nets will give Carmelo Anthony a chance

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Former NBA forward Caron Butler thinks the Brooklyn Nets will give Carmelo Anthony a chance.

Nets stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are reportedly pushing the Nets to sign Anthony in the wake of Wilson Chandler’s PED suspension. Chandler will miss the first 25 games of the 2019-20 season.

Caron Butler believes Nets general manager Sean Marks will ultimately listen to Durant and Irving.

“I think so. I think if Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant is pushing it, Sean Marks is a guy that will take that chance be like you know what? Give him a shot,” Butler said on NBA TV.

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.

Durant, Irving and Anthony are very close friends off the court. Anthony played pick-up games with Nets players in Los Angeles a few weeks ago.

The Nets could use Anthony’s scoring ability since Durant will likely miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles tear. The question is whether or not Marks wants the media hoopla which comes with having Anthony on your team.