4 Reasons the Lakers Should Sign Carmelo This Summer

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Jan 26, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots the ball as Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol (16) defends during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks won 110-103. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, Bleacher Report writer Kevin Ding wrote seven reasons why Carmelo Anthony and the Los Angeles Lakers are not a match made in heaven. With the likelihood of superstar LeBron James declaring for free agency dwindling by the day – which is not even to mention the slimmer chances of him leaving Miami – ‘Melo has seemingly turned to priority number one this off-season. With the state of the Lakers season, much will be made about this summer’s sweepstakes over the forthcoming months about the impending landscape change coming this summer.

 

However, unlike Ding, I do think ‘Melo is worth the dough. The Lakers have cleared out the cap space, prepared for the 2014 summer for YEARS, and have a great opportunity in their hands. Passing on ‘Melo, assuming the opportunity is there, would be a mistake by the Lakers front office. Here’s 7 reasons why….

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