The Celtics cross paths in the future of Carmelo Anthony
Despite having several recent trade salary exceptions, the Celtics’ media circle has hinted that Brad Stevens wasn’t planning on taking advantage of them for the remainder of the summer. These add up to a total amount of almost 13 million dollars to be occupied before the beginning of 2023 by the movements of Schröder (6.9M) and Juancho Hernangómez (5.9M). Stevens already let Fournier’s exception pass for 17.1 million last July. However, Boston may still have moves in the chamber before training camp. in the last hours has sounded the name of Carmelo Anthony, who is still without a team and could help solve Gallinari’s expected loss in the first weeks of the season.
The Italian forward has suffered a meniscus injury with his national team that will keep him out of the Eurobasket. In principle, the first terms that are handled would also leave him out of the first month of regular competition approximately. That is why Boston has focused on Anthony, a player with a very similar profile, although perhaps more indebted to the ball to score. Upon his return from ostracism Melo has been configured into a surprisingly efficient support scorer. Both in the second unit and sharing the track with part of the starting lineup. Despite the fact that his defensive shortcomings are still intact or even aggravated, he comes from starring in the season with the highest shooting efficiency of his career.
Anthony will start the season at age 38, but the 13.3 shooting percentage points he put up in his season with the Lakers could be more than just a patch in the Celtics’ much-needed forward rotation. The veteran player has already been rumored to return to the Lakers or the Knicks, but no rumor has come close to being official. In any case, he would sign for the veteran’s minimum salary as he has been doing in recent seasons.
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