Brooklyn Nets: Should they sign Carmelo Anthony?

Carmelo Anthony, Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Recent news broke out that Kyrie and KD are pushing for the Brooklyn Nets to sign Carmelo Anthony after Wilson Chandler’s suspension. Should the Nets take a chance on Carmelo Anthony?

After the news broke of Wilson Chandler‘s suspension yesterday, the Brooklyn Nets are in need of some depth in the frontcourt. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are reportedly pushing the Nets to sign Carmelo Anthony, which would be an interesting addition this season.

This summer, Melo has been scrimmaging with players from the New York Knicks, Nets, other teams, and free agents. He’s been often called the best player on the floor, which should not come as a surprise.

At thirty-five years old, Melo has stated that he feels healthy and capable of being an impact player on any NBA team, which has gained support from many other players around the league.

Anybody would think that is enough for a player of Melo’s caliber to have a multitude of deals by the time he became a free agent, but there is a negative perception of his character and ineffectiveness on any roster at this point in his career.

Recently, Melo shared his viewpoint on the situation with Stephen A. Smith, detailing that he was unaware that he on was “ten-game trial period” and that “his services were no longer required” in Houston. In the end, Melo just wants to play basketball and not worry about his future being uncertain, which he can likely find in Brooklyn.

Furthermore, since Chandler will miss twenty-five games (thirty percent) of the season until December 15th, Coach Kenny Atkinson needs to heavily rely on Taurean Prince, Rodions Kurucs, Nicolas Claxton, and Henry Ellenson unless they take a chance on signing Melo.

A potential starting lineup of Kyrie, Caris LeVert, Prince, Melo, and Jarrett Allen (or DeAndre Jordan) would be sustainable throughout the course of this season. So will Melo fit in with Brooklyn’s system?