Free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, Anthony’s manager, Bay Frazier, disclosed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The arrangement – one of a few made by the Lakers on Tuesday – is for one season, as per Frazier. Anthony’s agent, Aaron Mintz of CAA Sports, finished the concurrence with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka on Tuesday.
Anthony, who climbed to No. 10 on the NBA’s career scoring list last season, rehabbed his career in two seasons in Portland in the wake of being out of the league for a year following a ill-fated stint with the Houston Rockets.
The 18-year veteran flourished in a bench role with the Blazers last season, averaging 13.4 points in 24.5 minutes per game while shooting a career-best 40.9% from 3.
Anthony, 37, went into the league with LeBron James in the popular 2003 draft class, and the two have kept a dear friendship.
Anthony has procured more than $260 million in salary in his career and is a 10-time All-Star, six-time All-NBA selection and three-time Olympic gold medalist. Achievement has escaped him on the postseason stage, however. In 13 profession season finisher appearances, Anthony’s groups have made the conference finals only a single time, and he presently can’t seem to play in the NBA Finals.
Subsequent to being traded by the New York Knicks to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017, Anthony had a here and there season with the Thunder as the group neglected to meet assumptions. He was traded to the Atlanta Hawks the following offseason, then, at that point promptly postponed.
He endorsed with the Rockets, consenting to play a long-anticipated bench role for the competitors drove by James Harden and Chris Paul, however was deferred after only 10 games. Anthony wasn’t endorsed by another group that season, providing reason to feel ambiguous about the eventual fate of his NBA career.
Be that as it may, the Blazers offered a help, and Anthony acknowledged the role and opportunity to add to a Western Conference season finisher group. He began each of the 58 games his first season with Portland as it managed a progression of wounds, however he fell off the seat in 66 of his 69 appearances last season.
A surefire future Hall of Famer, Anthony as of now sits at 27,370 focuses, only 39 focuses behind Moses Malone for 10th.
He won the scoring title with the Knicks in 2012-13, averaging 28.7 points. Anthony burned through 10 continuous seasons in the main 10 in scoring and completed as a sprinter up for the scoring title twice in that stretch.
The Lakers additionally on Tuesday concurred with confined free specialist Talen Horton-Tucker on a three-year, $32 million arrangement to remain with the group, his representatives, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul and Lucas Newton, told Wojnarowski.
Horton-Tucker is a significant player for the Lakers – a 20-year-old rising ability with a penchant for scoring.
A second-round pick by L.A. in 2019, Horton-Tucker averaged 9.0 points on 45.8% shooting with 2.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steals in over 20 minutes for every game last season.
The Lakers additionally on Tuesday consented to terms with Kendrick Nunn and Malik Monk, sources told Wojnarowski.
Nunn consented to a two-year manage the Lakers that incorporates a player option, a source told Wojnarowski. Nunn turned down essentially more cash to pursue a title in Los Angeles, the source said.
Nunn, who turned 26 on Tuesday, followed up a solid freshman season with a strong second year in which he arrived at the midpoint of 14.6 focuses, 3.2 bounce back and 2.6 helps per game for the Miami Heat.
Monk, 22, partaken in a breakout fourth season with the Charlotte Hornets as he found the middle value of 11.7 points per game and shot a profession high 40.1% from 3-point range last season.
The Hornets didn’t stretch out a passing proposal to Monk, which made him a free specialist.
The Lakers have been occupied this offseason, already consenting to an exchange with the Washington Wizards for 32-year-old Russell Westbrook.
Per Elias Sports Bureau, they have now added six players age 32 or more seasoned this offseason – Anthony, Westbrook, Dwight Howard, Wayne Ellington, Trevor Ariza and Kent Bazemore – the most in a single offseason in NBA history.
The Lakers as of now have 12 players (counting the free specialist acquisitions), and their normal age toward the beginning of the customary season will be 31 years, 302 days old (or 31.83). Per Elias, without weighing for playing time, the most established group in NBA history is the 1997-98 Knicks (31.76); the most seasoned group weighted for playing time is the 2000-01 Jazz (32.6).