Like the Lakers, expectations for the Nets were high last season. And like the Lakers, the Nets did not have an easy time last season in the NBA.
Both teams will try to rectify what went wrong last year, and that is crucial for the gathering of a new squad for the best results.
According to the SB Nation website, one of the pieces the Nets want to send to Brooklyn is Carmelo Anthony. According to the website, Melo’s chances of wearing the Durant team jersey next season are greater than his return to the Knicks.
“Melo needs to go to a better team than the Knicks where he will not be a nuisance. If he leaves Los Angeles, Brooklyn is more likely.
Although the Knicks were recently linked with a possible encounter with Anthony, the league’s chief executive told SB Nation that Anthony’s defensive line mistakes made him uncooperative with head coach Tom Thibodeau. It is worth remembering that Kevin Durant previously tried to hire Anthony.
Anthony, who was born in Brooklyn, is now 38 years old. But he can still join the team from the bench. Melo averaged 13.3 points per game and 37.5% three points with the Lakers.
The Lakers’ Key Plan for the NBA Draft
Now that the season is over with the Warriors vying for the NBA title, the teams taking part in the league are in the 23rd round.
With a small youth squad and no nominees, the Lakers will try to negotiate a second round qualifier.
The whole question is who will be willing to give up such an option and at what price.
As previously reported, the two teams could partner with the Lakers in this negotiation.
Via Lakers Daily:
“Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report has analyzed the rumors in the league and identified some teams that may be willing to do business.
“The Lakers are well-known for their second-round qualifiers. The Hawks (# 44) and the Pistons (# 46) have options that are considered available, sources said.”
If the Lakers complete the deal with Detroit for the 46th option, they will end up getting the nominee in the position they were successful in.
Three years ago, the board exchanged rights for the 46th round in the draft that year, and ended up bringing the young Talen Horton-Tucker to Los Angeles.
In 2014, the Lakers received 46th choice from the Washington Wizards, which they used to select Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson became a prominent Lakers player as a first-team player, so he was named in the NBA All-Rookie First Team and ended up winning the sixth best player award last season.
We’ll see what Rob Pelinka and the company can do while the 23rd goes on.