If the L.A. Lakers are to trade for Carmelo Anthony, it’s news to him. Following today’s shootaround, the Nuggets forward told reporters the rumor “was a new one,” according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
Yesterday, as we covered in this StoryStream, Chris Broussard reported the Lakers and Nuggets had preliminary trade talks about Anthony, which would involve sending Andrew Bynum to Denver. Bynum’s an attractive centerpiece for a trade, but because the Lakers cannot offer any expiring contracts along with Bynum for Anthony, questions about Denver’s incentive for making such a deal remain.
Although Anthony hadn’t heard about the rumor, Bynum has. From Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe:
Andrew Bynum said he talked with his agent yesterday who told him the Melo trade is a “possibility” #lakers #nuggets
The rumors will continue swirling as the NBA trade deadline (Feb. 24) draws nearer. We’ll keep you up to date in this StoryStream.