Celtics, Knicks Considered Options For Carmelo Anthony

The Celtics may have interest in free agent forward Carmelo Anthony, especially after the injury to Danilo Gallinari, per Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson of Bally Sports.Carmelo Anthony

Along with Celtics, the Knicks are said to be interested in an Anthony return, Robinson added. Veteran NBA writer Sean Deveney of Heavy.com has also linked Anthony to the Celtics, back in May.

Anthony, 38, is an unrestricted free agent after finishing his first season with the Lakers. He appeared in 69 games, averaging 13.2 points and 4.2 rebounds, coming off the bench in all but three.

Meanwhile, the Celtics lost Gallinari for an indefinite amount of time after he suffered an MCL injury during EuroBasket play. There is a sense Gallinari will be out at least for training camp and the preseason.

So perhaps Anthony could serve as a stop-gap until Gallinari returns. 

As for the Knicks, right now, all of the focus seems to be on a trade for Jazz star Donovan Mitchell. But there have indeed been reports of an Anthony reunion, and perhaps once the roster is closer to set, he will get another run in New York. He originally played there from 2010-17.

It does not appear Anthony will be returning to the Lakers, who decided to sign younger free agents this offseason.

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