When the Los Angeles Lakers were hoping to make a final championship run over the final years of Kobe Bryant's career, Carmelo Anthony was among the stars they pursued in free agency. Bosh, same way. LeBron is a player that needs to play with guys that already know how they play the game-and shooters.
Anthony is still technically on the Rockets' roster, but is not with the team or playing in games.
Per Vardon's report, James still "believes Anthony can play" and is confident he can be a "contributor" on the 15-9 Lakers. However, Houston didn't release Anthony and can't trade him until December 15. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Houston Rockets 124-115.
Anthony was released by the Houston Rockets after 10 regular season games last month. Prior to holding its past two opponents to just an average of 99.5 points, the Lakers gave up 108 points to the Orlando Magic in a loss and then came back to surrender 117 to the Denver Nuggets in another loss.
Here's what we got on Thursday morning after James scored 40 points and added five rebounds and six assists in a 121-113 win against the San Antonio Spurs.
Every member of the Lakers" much talked about "young core' is talented, although some players look as though they are more replaceable than others.
Durant explained that he understands why big stars haven't signed with the Lakers and addressed some of the challenges connected to playing with James. Even as the Golden State Warriors won an astonishing 73 games in a single season and captured three out of the last four National Basketball Association championships, James was credited for carrying his team to the Finals - something he's done in eight consecutive seasons.
Davis is another person who is a leader in his current franchise and has made it clear in the not so distant past that he sees himself becoming the most dominant player in the league.
Durant went on to say Cavaliers forward Kevin Love had to adapt his game as he played alongside James in Cleveland.