Celtics and Knicks interested in signing free agent Carmelo Anthony

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Ten-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony is attracting interest from the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks as time runs out for ‘Melo’ to win his first NBA Championship, according to a report.

The Celtics are looking for extra depth after new signing Danilo Gallinari suffered a meniscus tear during Italy’s FIBA World Cup qualifier against Georgia on Sunday and is expected to miss at least two months.

The 34-year-old signed a two-year $13 million deal in free agency with the Eastern Conference champions earlier this summer and will provide valuable depth to Ime Udoka’s side as well as much-needed floor spacing.

The New York Knicks are also interested in bringing Anthony back to Madison Square Garden where he won the NBA’s scoring title in 2013 but with time running out to win his first ring, the Celtics appear the most likely suitors after an impressive run to the finals last season.

Anthony, 38, played 69 games for the Los Angeles Lakers last season averaging 13.3 points per game on 38% shooting from behind the arc and 44% from the field in a disappointing campaign for the 17-time champions, missing the playoffs entirely.

The forward is still more than capable of making a significant impact on any NBA team as a bench option, and adds elite veteran leadership as well as playoff experience.

Boston Celtics superstar Jayson Tatum was spotted partying with Melo last month, and the pair’s relationship could play a decisive role in luring the six-time All-NBA member to Massachusetts.

Celtics and Knicks interested in signing free agent Carmelo Anthony

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Regardless of whether a move for Anthony happens or not, the Celtics will remain as one of the NBA’s title favourites for the 2022-23 season and are poised to mount a strong challenge for an 18th Larry O’Brien trophy.

Joe Lyons is a sports betting writer with years of experience on reputable sports and gambling websites SportsLens, The Sports Daily and Business2Community. Joe has also been published by Nottingham Forest FC, working with the academy and senior teams to produce content on matchdays. He formerly covered the Premier League and EFL as an on-site reporter during the 2020/21 season for Prost International. He is an expert in a range of sports including soccer, basketball, darts and American football. Joe specialises in long form SEO content alongside news, tips and betting. His sports betting work can be found on SportsLens and The Sports Daily. Joe has a keen eye for the sports betting industry in the USA which covers the NBA and NFL, tracking and analysing the market as it changes throughout the season.

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