Recently, Lakers star LeBron James came out and said that he was open to Carmelo Anthony joining the Lakers.
Here is what James had to say on Tuesday after the Lakers loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
“We’ll see. I don’t run the team,” James said. “There are obviously things that need to be worked out on both sides. But I’ve always wanted to play with Melo, and if the opportunity presents itself, it’ll be great. So we’ll see what happens.”
Anthony, 34, is expected to be released by the Rockets after ten games with the team.
According to former Laker great James Worthy, Melo to the Lakers may not be a bad idea:
“I know they are good friends, and I think Carmelo has proven that he is an outstanding shooter, but It’s kind of what we need,” Worthy told TMZ Sports.
James and Anthony are longtime friends, and Worthy believes Melo would be fine with the Lakers if he is willing to embrace his role with the team.
“He’s at the end of his career,” Worthy said. “I think if he would be willing to take a certain role, I think he would be okay.”
The Lakers could use Melo’s shooting, but I think it comes down to what role Melo is willing to take with the Lakers.
There comes a time in every player’s career where they have to realize they are not the same guy that they once were, and that is where Melo is at this point in his career. If he embraces coming off the bench, Melo can continue to play on. If not, he is better off retiring.