NBA 24/24 “NBA -” Lakers could decide to sign him today “
Rather in verve during the first hours of the free agency, the Lakers hope to continue their momentum on Tuesday. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Angelino executives would therefore consider signing a new signing very quickly, and not least.
Admittedly, the departure of Alex Caruso has taken a heavy toll on a large section of the franchise’s fan base. For the rest, the movements made by the Lakers during the first moments of free agency have at least the merit of intriguing. In order to rebuild the squad, only made up of 5 players so far, the front office has decided to call on the elders of the house, ready to make some financial sacrifices to find LA.
Have thus landed since midnight Trevor Ariza, Wayne Ellington, Dwight Howard and Kent Bazemore, all already passed in the ranks of Purple & Gold during their career. Now equipped with 9 elements, the roster logically requires a few more arrivals. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, executives are obviously moving in this direction, and may well get their hands on a long-standing target with a rare pedigree in the current market.
. @ wojespn on the Lakers: “One more player who they’re trying to sign and could decide as soon as today, Carmelo Anthony. »👀 pic.twitter.com/u8j3bY3xSk
Another player the Lakers are trying to sign and who they could decide on today: Carmelo Anthony.
Already keen to lure Melo into the City of Angels last summer, the Lakers could finally take the plunge and offer him a minimum-veteran contract that he would have to accept.
At 37, the former Knicks star still has a reputation as a formidable scorer off the bench. The tag, which he earned following his signing with the Blazers, is said to be catching the attention of Rob Pelinka and his assistants. His long-standing friendship with LeBron James, well known within the NBA community, should furthermore push them to accelerate in this matter.
However, fans of the team cannot help but question the real benefits of the potential signing. Despite his obvious offensive qualities, Carmelo remains a handicap defensively. However, the 2020 champions have precisely built their victorious course in the playoffs via an iron defense. The question of fit therefore has every reason to be asked.
Either way, the Lakers do keep Carmelo Anthony on their radar, and are clearly hoping to complete his arrival in the next few hours. LeBron must be gloating.