NBA Rumors: 2 Teams Linked To Carmelo Anthony

Ten-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony proved his value again last season for the Los Angeles Lakers, as a scorer off the bench, at the age of 37. Now 38, he's a free agent, looking to once again chase that elusive ring.

It's through an unfortunate circumstance that he just might get a shot at it. The Boston Celtics are in need of a shooter now that they've lost newcomer Danilo Gallinari to a knee injury for some length of time.

Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson reports that the Celtics are interested in Melo as a possible Gallo replacement. There are some trouble spots with this rumor, of course, as Anthony's lack of defense and general ball-stopping activity on the floor doesn't quite mesh with coach Ime Udoka's system. 

The New York Knicks have also been rumored to have Melo on their radar, for a reunion. He played 6 1/2 years at Madison Square Garden, and averaged 24.5 points there, in his prime. But that run—and generally, his 'prime'—ended in 2017.

Anthony averaged 13.3 points and 4.2 rebounds with the Lakers last season, shooting over 37% from three for the third straight year. 

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