The NBA Finals haven’t even been decided yet, but the off-season is heating up nicely already. There are several star names whose futures are up in the air and there is going to be a lot of speculation about where they will end up and who becomes winners and losers over the course of the free agency.
Speculation time has been kicked off however in a big way, with the news that LeBron James is wanting to team up up with his good friend and fellow All-Star Carmelo Anthony.
Before this, the two star’s futures didn’t seem to be intertwined at all, but according to a report from USA Today Sports, they could be a lot more linked than any of us previously thought.
The article says that according to two people whom have knowledge of the situation, James and Anthony are very close and have been friends for some time - you can tell when the two team up for the USA or when the Miami Heat and New York Knicks play against each other.
Anthony has a player option on his deal that can be taken up this summer, but at the moment it is looking likely that unless the Knicks can put together a roster that will be legitimate contenders next year then it seems Melo will be looking for a new team again after moving to New York from Miami.
Multiple teams are interested in the seven time All-Star and rightly so. Even on as bad a team as the Knicks were last year, the 30-year old still managed to put in some incredible displays and show why he deserves to be known as one of the best players in the league - on offense at least.
The Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets are among the teams that have already expressed expressed an interest in Melo. Joakim Noah has been infamously talking the Bulls up to Anthony at every opportunity in a hope to get him to join, which would turn Chicago into a major player in the East.
But the possibility of having Anthony at the Miami Heat with Lebron James is incredible. It is almost nigh on impossible to believe that a single team could boast 4 quality players,assuming Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh remained there and took pay cuts in the process.