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While the upcoming FIBA world cup will swiftly become the largest news around the basketball community, NBA teams are always trying to bulk up their benches.
And one likely future Hall of Famer is still looking for work.
Ten-time All-Star and veteran bucket-getter Carmelo Anthony hasn’t given up on a return to the NBA. Given how quickly the latest update went from notable to forgettable pretty quick, it’s understandable if you might have missed it.
Elsewhere, the once-leading candidate for the Los Angeles Lakers coaching job is reportedly headed to Hollywood—just not to the franchise many expected.
Carmelo Practicing with Nets Players
As recently as 2017, Anthony posted his 14th consecutive year of scoring at least 20 points per game. Since then, though, he’s tumbled from stardom in unceremonious fashion and only made 10 appearances with the Houston Rockets in 2018-19.
Melo’s NBA story might not be finished, but the setting is unknown.
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According to Ian Begley and Anthony Puccio of SNY, the 35-year-old recently participated in informal team workouts and scrimmages with Brooklyn Nets players in Los Angeles.
Begley and Puccio added the respective interest levels between Carmelo and the Nets are unknown, noting the team already has the maximum of 15 players on guaranteed contracts. Still, that didn’t stop the rumor mill from spinning.
Brian Lewis of the New York Post slowed the excitement, citi