Sports Now

Sports news from Los Angeles and beyond

« Previous Post | Sports Now Home | Next Post »

Don't count on Carmelo Anthony coming to Lakers

February 8, 2011 |  9:58 am

Melo2_640
The Lakers and Carmelo Anthony? Wouldn't count on it.
 
An ESPN report that the Lakers were in preliminary talks with Denver for the Nuggets' unhappy all-star forward was quickly rebuffed by the Lakers.
 
"What's out there is inaccurate," said a Lakers representative familiar with the negotiations.
 
The report said the deal would revolve around Andrew Bynum for Anthony, though a team source told The Times on Tuesday that the Lakers were unwilling to deal Bynum, the 23-year-old center who has been plagued by knee problems.
 
Bynum is considered the personal project of Lakers executive Jim Buss, the son of team owner Jerry Buss.

RELATED:

When it comes to trades, the options are few for Lakers

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says he'd consider making a trade

Poll: If you were Lakers GM, would you trade Andrew Bynum for Carmelo Anthony?

-- Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner

Photo: Kobe Bryant, left, and Carmelo Anthony have their game faces on during the Lakers-Nuggets playoff series in April 2008. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Comments 

Advertisement










Video