Los Angeles Lakers Reportedly Not Interested In Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony is getting ready to hit the market and become one of the biggest free agents in the NBA this offseason.
Whether he is staying in New York or going somewhere else remains the question, but it looks like he is going for a nice little tour to allow teams to beg for his services.
According to the New York Post,
On April 29, Anthony met secretly for two hours at a Tribeca steakhouse with Knicks president Phil Jackson, who told him at the time that Steve Kerr was going to be the new Knicks coach.
Things have changed significantly since Anthony and Jackson met. Kerr passed on the Knicks after initially being lowballed on a three-year, $13.2 million offer. Kerr’s reluctance to sign allowed the Warriors to rejoin the fray after Kerr initially declined to interview with them.
Jackson is now back to square one and Anthony could have been getting updates on the Knicks coaching search, which has been at a standstill.
We know one team he probably isn’t landing with. And that’s Los Angeles.
According to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
“The Lakers have cap space but sources maintain they aren’t too interested in Anthony as a fit with Kobe Bryant,” he writes. “Nor is Lakers president Jeanie Buss enthralled with stealing Anthony from Jackson, her fiance.”
Well this could make for an interesting dynamic. We all knew Kobe Bryant and Melo probably would clash as teammates but this makes everything into a near certainty.
They’ll be no shortage of suitors with the Chicago Bulls, and others like Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers and more.