Warriors Named Landing Spot for Lakers’ Carmelo Anthony


(From left) Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors have fun their NBA title final month.

The Golden State Warriors will run it again subsequent season with the identical core that gained 4 titles in eight years, however the staff may additionally add a legend of the sport to its rotation earlier than the season begins.

After factoring within the luxurious tax, which irks proprietor Joe Lacob a lot that he was keen to pay $500,000 in fines final week simply to complain about it publicly, the Warriors are on observe to roster the costliest group of gamers in NBA historical past in 2022 -23, per Zach Lowe of ESPN.

Their quantity may turn into much more prohibitive if the Dubs determine a approach to lengthen each Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins inside the subsequent 12 months, which the staff has famous it plans to aim, earlier than new contracts for Draymond Green and Klay Thompson arrive within the not -so-distant future. Steph Curry can also be getting into the primary 12 months of a brand new contract that can pay him greater than $215 million over the subsequent 4 seasons.

Translation: The Warriors can actually solely eat across the edges of enhancing their roster this summer time, even after permitting Gary Payton II, Otto Porter Jr. and Nemanja Bjelica to get away in free company. In different phrases, the staff has to work with gamers who each have one thing to contribute and match with the roster however who’re additionally keen to play on minimal contracts.

Luckily for Golden State, there may be one such participant nonetheless floating across the free agent market who matches the invoice on all counts — former Los Angeles Lakers ahead and 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony.

The newest Warriors information straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Warriors publication right here!

Warriors on Short List of Destinations for Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony, Los Angeles Lakers

GettyCarmelo Anthony, previously of the Los Angeles Lakers, will enter his twentieth 12 months in skilled basketball.

Heavy.com’s Sean Deveney spoke to 1 NBA basic supervisor who stated that the Warriors are on the quick checklist of franchises that might be concerned with taking a swing at Anthony as he enters his twentieth 12 months in skilled basketball.

“It can be a pleasant story if he may win a hoop there to finish his profession,” the GM informed Deveney on Tuesday, July 26. “Golden State has the room for him. He could make pictures and so they can conceal his protection, which is without doubt one of the large issues with including him. He’d take the minimal. They have numerous younger guys on that roster, they may do with one other veteran — and people guys all know Carmelo from Team USA. I have no idea if they’d actually take that plunge on him, nevertheless it does make some sense.”

Returning to the Lakers’ roster for one other 12 months paired with LeBron James, or taking a minimal contract with both the New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets, can also be a chance for Anthony, in accordance with Deveney’s reporting.

Kevin Durant Trade Deal Now Appears Off Table for Warriors

Steph KD Warriors-Clippers

GettyKevin Durant (left) and Stephen Curry as teammates in 2019.

Anthony, a former famous person, now seems the monster title almost certainly to hitch the Warriors’ roster after commerce talks with the Nets for present famous person and former Golden State participant Kevin Durant seems to have damaged down for good.

The Dubs did inquire with Brooklyn about what it might take to get a deal accomplished. However, the Nets’ asking worth proved simply too excessive and the Warriors weren’t eager on giving up their future for Durant, which might have included draft picks and younger gamers similar to James Wiseman and Jonathan Kuminga.

Golden State basic supervisor Bob Myers roughly shut down the notion of a commerce throughout an interview on the ESPYs final week.

“I like our staff and the place it is at,” Myers informed Mark Medina NBA.com. “I wish to give the blokes an opportunity to do it once more. It’s a superb group. We’re fortunate. It’ll be enjoyable to see.”

Leave a Comment