Kevin Durant won't see the floor this season as he continues to rehab from rupturing his Achilles in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals, so he's looking to get his new Nets teammates some scoring help.
Durant left the Warriors to join the Brooklyn Nets with Kyrie Irving this offseason, but since KD won't be suiting up, the Nets might be in need of a little more offensive firepower.
It appears both Durant and Irving have one guy in mind who they think can give the Nets that offensive boost: Carmelo Anthony.
Both stars are "pushing" for the Nets to sign the 10-time All-Star, The Athletic's Frank Isola reported Thursday, citing a source.
The 35-year-old hasn't played in the NBA since Daryl Morey and the Houston Rockets jettisoned him last November. But the Syracuse product has been working out in Los Angeles and recently played some pick-up games with Irving, which likely led him to make a push for the Nets to sign Anthony.
With Durant out for the season and Wilson Chandler facing a 25-game suspension for PED use, the Nets certainly could use some help on the wing. If Anthony is indeed in shape and prepared to play his role, it might be worth the gamble to get Irving and the Nets young guns some veteran help.
The NBA landscape changed over the course of a week back in July.
The Warriors lost Durant to the Nets but acquired D'Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade to lessen the blow. With the acquisition of Irving and Durant, the Nets went from a young, up-and-coming team to potential 2021 title favorite, while the Warriors now are a team full of mystery out West.
It seemed like Anthony's career was over, but he says he's willing to do whatever it takes for one more NBA opportunity.
The NBA is just crazy enough to give Melo one more shot.