If Carmelo Anthony is to get the last chance in NBA, then Brooklyn Nets seems to be the team for him. Carmelo is very eager to play next season; moreover, two key Brooklyn players want him to be signed.
The ten-time All-Star recently accused Rockets of cutting ties with him for a non-basketball reason. Now Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are pushing Nets to sign him, this according to a report by Frank Isola of The Athletic.
Carmelo recently participated in a workout with a group of Nets players in Los Angeles. Nets manager Sean Mark was closely observing him. It’s yet to be known whether Mark will sign him, but he has enough reasons to sign him.
One reason why Mark might sign him is because Durant won’t play his first season with Nets. Thus, there is a spot in their roster to add another scorer. And Carmelo is confident that he can do it. Another reason why Mark might sign him is the absence of Wilson Chandler for 25 games. The NBA has suspended him for testing positive for a banned substance.
While Irving and Durant are pushing the signing of Carmelo, manager Sean Mark will have the final say. Carmelo insists that he can play a high-level game. He is also a Brooklyn native, thus, he has his best last chance there, and maybe end his career in Brooklyn.