Represent: Carmelo Anthony to hitch Lakers on one-one year deal
LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony focus on all over apply on the 2015 NBA All-Big name Game. (Julio Cortez/AP)
| August 3, 2021, 3: 16 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James receive long desired to be on the similar group. They'll at final salvage their likelihood after Anthony agreed to a one-one year deal to hitch the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
Anthony broke the recordsdata on social media by posting a video that incorporated his nickname, "Melo," and the Lakers logo. Free agent deals can not change into first rate except Friday.
Anthony and James had been friends since high college and had been fragment of a huge name-studded draft class in 2003. James went first total to the Cleveland Cavaliers out of high college while Anthony change into the third draw shut by the Denver Nuggets after leading Syracuse to its first NCAA title.
The 37-one year-former Anthony joins his seventh group while coming into his 19th season. He averaged 13.4 aspects and made 40.9% of his 3-pointers coming off the bench for Portland final season.
The Lakers, who gained the NBA title in 2020 but had been eradicated within the important spherical of the Western Convention playoffs by Phoenix this previous season, will receive eight avid gamers age 32 or older on their opening night time roster.
Anthony could perhaps be the oldest. James, Marc Gasol and Trevor Ariza are all 36.