Would Carmelo Anthony be a good fit in the Los Angeles Lakers? Some would say yes and it seems that the Lakers believe it as well as everyone.
According to NBA reporter Jordan Schultz, the Lakers are “very interested” in signing Anthony, who is a free agent after reliving his career with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Anthony shot 39.9 percent from three-point range during his two seasons with Portland. In contrast, the Lakers shot a more modest 35.4 percent from beyond the arc, a percentage of the bottom ten in the NBA.
Anthony has a long friendship with LeBron James and the two shared numerous times that they would love to play together. The Lakers gave up a ton of their depth in exchange for Russell Westbrook this week.
The Lakers have also been linked with veterans Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan. The team would be required to use their mid-tier exception to pick DeRozan. While the options sound good, Anthony would not be such a difficult signing to make.