3 Potential Landing Spots For Carmelo Anthony

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20:  LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Houston Rockets wait for and inbound at Staples Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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An already wild NBA free agency period may be getting a little more wild. Rumors of Carmelo Anthony signing with an NBA team are beginning to swirl throughout the league.

While Anthony's career has certainly seen better days, the former All-Star still averages 24.0 points per game for his career, even with his lessened production lately. Most recently, he averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in ten games last season, proving he could still be an asset for a contender in a limited bench role.

Here are the top three candidates to sign Anthony.

3. Brooklyn Nets

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Considering he already appears close to retirement, it's hard to imagine Anthony signing with a team unless it's a situation he really wants to be in. Brooklyn fits the bill perfectly, as it's Anthony's home town, and he has a close friendship with recently signed Net, Kevin Durant.

2. Portland Trailblazers

PORTLAND, OREGON - MAY 20: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers dribbles during the second half against the Golden State Warriors in game four of the NBA Western Conference Finals at Moda Center on May 20, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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This one makes a lot of sense, as the Trailblazers' two biggest stars, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum have already attempted to recruit Anthony in the past. Melo would be a great fit coming off the bench in Portland, as someone who can help stretch the floor for their two playmaking guards.

1. Los Angeles Lakers

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 06:  (L-R) Kyle Kuzma, Anthony Davis and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers talk before a game between the Lakers and the LA Clippers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have been friends since they came into the league together. A deal that brings Anthony to the Lakers would be great for both parties. James has spoken publicly before about wanting to play with his friend, and considering the Lakers currently have the second-best odds to win next year's NBA championship according FanDuel Sportsbook, this might be Anthony's best shot at winning the title he's always coveted.

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