December 19, 2018, 8:55 amCarmelo AnthonyF, Houston Rockets
The Sixers, Lakers and Hornets have resisted the idea to sign Carmelo Anthony thus far.
Houston has some incentive to keep trying to find a trade taker for Melo, since shedding his $2.4 million veteran minimum contract will result in a luxury-tax savings. LeBron James has vocally pushed back against the notion that Melo’s presence disrupted the Rockets, believing Anthony can still contribute to a team. After having dinner with him on Monday, James said that would like to play with his longtime friend, sending another message to Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka. LeBron looked frustrated after last night’s loss to the Nets and he might be putting more pressure to the Lakers in order to execute a deal but nothing is imminent as of now.
Source: Marc Stein