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Schultz: Lakers Interested In Carmelo Anthony

The Lakers could be interested in uniting Anthony and LeBron James next season.

Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Five Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Portland Trail Blazers free agent Carmelo Anthony may be gaining interest from the Los Angeles Lakers. ESPN’s Jordan Schultz highlights the potential attraction between Anthony and LA.

Anthony and Lakers superstar LeBron James have been friends since high school before they were selected third and first respectively in the 2003 draft. Outside of Team USA appearances the pair have never played together.

Anthony has spent the past two seasons in Portland providing much needed offense off the Blazers’ bench. At age 37, Anthony might be looking to play with James while also competing for a title on a star studded Lakers squad.

In his two Portland seasons, Anthony averaged 14.3 points on just under 40 percent three point shooting as well as 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists.

The veteran forward also spent eight seasons with the Denver Nuggets, seven with the New York Knicks, one with the Oklahoma City Thunder and a few games with the Houston Rockets. He signed with Portland in November 2019 after a year out of the league.