Carmelo Anthony has been out of the NBA for nearly a year, but the 35-year-old star could soon find himself back playing professional basketball in New York once again.
Anthony is set to work out with some Knicks players hursday, but it’s the Nets who hold interest in signing 'Melo, according to a report from The Athletic’s Frank Isola.
The report claims that Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, Brooklyn’s newly acquired stars, are “pushing” the organization to add Anthony to the team. Both players are close friends with Anthony and likely want to see him get one last season to say goodbye to the NBA.
Isola points out that general manager Sean Marks has the final say, and that he isn’t totally sold on the prospect of bringing in Carmelo.
Anthony hasn’t played in an NBA game since Nov. 11 of last year. After that, he was told by the Rockets that he was no longer needed. Houston ultimately traded his rights to the Bulls, who then waived him.
The former Knick was at Barclays Center last season to watch Dwyane Wade’s last game in Brooklyn. He was sitting courtside with Chris Paul when he pretended to be about to run onto the court to shoot a jump shot, which drew laughs from players and fans alike.