NBA free agent Carmelo Anthony discusses the possibility of signing with the Brooklyn Nets and playing with their two superstars.
Last week, Carmelo Anthony took part in informal scrimmages with some New York Knicks at Columbia University. Apparently, he was “one of the best” individuals who attended. Shortly after, it was reported that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were pushing for the Brooklyn Nets to sign the veteran free agent.
Durant, Irving, and Anthony all played together for Team USA at the 2019 Olympics. This past weekend, TMZ Sports caught up with Melo on the idea of heading to Brooklyn.
“That’s family,” Carmelo said. “So, that’s bigger than basketball. If something happens, something’s gonna happen.”
The Nets signed Durant and Irving to four-year deals this summer. They also signed veteran center DeAndre Jordan for help in the frontcourt.
If Brooklyn were to sign the former Knick, he would be coming off the bench to provide scoring on the second unit. Anthony is one of the best scorers of his generation and he can still put the ball in the hoop.
Melo’s last stint in the NBA was his 10 games for the Houston Rockets this past season, in which he started in two. He averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds on 41% shooting from the field and on 33% from behind the arc.
In one of his few games with the Rockets, Melo went off on the Nets in the Barclays Center. He poured in 28 points in a victory on 9-for-12 shooting and 6-for-9 from deep.