Carmelo Anthony’s representatives have talked with Philadelphia
Carmelo Anthony is still a free agent, but the 10-time All-Star is starting to draw interest from a few organizations around the NBA. One such team is the Sixers, who have spoken with Melo’s representatives, according to a reports from CBS Sports and The Athletic.
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Anthony has worked out with several teams this summer, including the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. In fact, there were reports that Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant were pushing the Nets to sign Carmelo. However, no deals have come to fruition for the 35-year-old forward. If the Sixers are indeed interested in signing him, they would need to make some room on their roster, as it’s already full for the coming season.
Melo played in just 10 games last season with the Houston Rockets (two starts), racking up averages of 13.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting from the field (32.8 percent from beyond the arc) and 5.4 rebounds in 29.4 minutes per outing.
If the Sixers were to bring Melo aboard, they would need to find him a spot in their rotation. Currently, Tobias Harris is the starting small forward, and Al Horford will be holding down the power forward position. This means Anthony would be relegated to a reserve role, but he’d likely take that opportunity to play on a championship-caliber team.
For now, we’ll have to wait and see if the Sixers pull the trigger.