It appears as though talks to bring 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony to the Los Angeles Lakers have stalled.
Discussions were put on hold this week after the Lakers lost to the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, their fourth loss in five games, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Now many in Anthony’s camp are wondering if the move makes sense.
The Lakers are 4 1/2 games back of the San Antonio Spurs for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, and Anthony had been looking for a positive conclusion to the 2018-19 season after his sudden departure from the Rockets.
The 34-year-old spent just 11 days with the Bulls after he was traded by Houston as part of a financial deal in late January.
Anthony reportedly was interested in signing with the Lakers, who had to wait for the March 1 deadline for players to be waived and eligible for playoff rosters. With their most recent loss to the Suns, however, the Lakers’ chances of making it into the postseason and landing Anthony have grown even slimmer.