Apr 6, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) guards Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: '95 percent possibility' LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony team up in 2015 if both opt in

The summer of 2014 could be nearly as good or better than the summer of 2010 in the NBA.

All of the Miami Heat’s big three, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh can opt out of their contracts and become a free agent and New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony can do the same. However, the 2015 offseason may be when we really see the fireworks. There have been several reports that James and Anthony would like to team up, but that may not be possible until next year.

Ian Begley of ESPN New York has the scoop.

Smith said on his radio show Wednesday on ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s “The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show” that Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James would like to play together and it’s a “95 percent possibility” that James and Anthony would end up together if both opted in to their contracts for the 2014-15 season.

“LeBron wants to play with Melo,” Smith said. “Melo wants to play with LeBron.”

Both Anthony and James have opt-out clauses in their contracts that can be exercised this summer.

Smith said that if both James and Anthony opt in this summer, “the New York Knicks would have a shot at getting LeBron James to come to New York.”

James averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 56.7% from the field, 37.9% from three and 75.0% from the charity stripe.  Anthony averaged 27.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game last season and shot 45.2% from the field, 40.2% from beyond the arc and 84.8% from the free throw line.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony Lebron James Miami Heat NBA Rumors New York Knicks

comments powered by Disqus