3 Potential Landing Spots For Carmelo Anthony

By Leo Abbe-Schneider
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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

Brooklyn Nets v Philadelphia 76ers - Game Five
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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

Golden State Warriors v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Four
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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

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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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