Listen: Lebron, Carmelo Anthony And Lakers discussed on Thursday Night Football - Jaguars at Titans
"With a good friend. Dan Feldman from pro basketball, talk dot com, and we tipped off the show, and it's become all the more timely due to the report thirty five minutes ago from the Arctic dot com sources indicating LeBron James is interested in Carmelo Anthony joining the Lakers, Dan, I think this would be a colossal mistake. But we know LeBron gets what he wants does this make any sense to you. Well, let's start with just the report itself not KOMO actually signing with the Lakers. But just the report maybe that makes sense. Maybe that's just LeBron saying something nice about his friend Carmelo Anthony trying to so. Yes, there still interest. No, Carmelo Anthony doesn't need to leave the league. He's not completely washed up yet teams want him. And maybe your team said want him yet. It might not work out the Lakers. But me LeBron James, the smartest player in the world. I want them to maybe your team should to promote will actually signing with the Lakers. No doesn't make the most sense doesn't really make much sense at all. They don't think Carmelo Anthony can help that team. I'm not convinced he can help any team. But it seems like a particularly bad fit with the Lakers. Last thing they need is another ball handler score. Type. They already have too many of those. So I don't think it'd be a good move. But like, you said the flow Braun wants that carries a lot of weight, and I agree with you. But let me be the contrarian because that makes for good content. If we want this. Spin it in a way that made sense one could argue that the Michael Beasley up as met virtually nothing and obviously hasn't worked out. So if you wanted to move on from Beasley that creates a slot for mellow. Here's where I'd push back wouldn't mellow joining the Lakers take valuable minutes away from kacoos MMA. Yes, exactly. There's a reason. Michael Beasley he's not playing in this because the Lakers have a better player for that position. For that style in coups. Lebron often plays the ball handling power forward. He does that to the Lakers have enough players who can do that. It's not. It's not. I don't think I mean, maybe maybe this is the case we haven't seen a ton of veasley. You haven't got a lot of minutes. I don't think it's so much that Beasley is so bad that he just can't play anymore. It's just that. He's not good enough to play on the Lakers team. I also think Michael Beasley right now is better than Carmelo Anthony. So if you're looking for somebody else, I don't think Carmelo was the answer. All right since you've lowered the bar who is it's better than Carmelo Anthony. I'm not taking shots at him. He's going to the hall of fame. I laid out his unbelievably decorated international career. And I remember what he did lifting Syracuse to Jimmy behind only national championship, but then is isn't mellow done. I can't miss remember what I saw him. Try to do in Houston. Yeah. I thought he was done coming into the season. Or at least a very good chance that he was done in the way the season one only confirmed that and that's not a huge knock on him. He's at the age into well into his thirty's that a lot of players fall off. He's had a great career. We shouldn't take away from that. Just because he's not good enough right now. You know, maybe there's there are teams. He could help it's possible that he's one of the he'd be you know, there are four hundred fifty standard roster spots in the NBA. Maybe he's a good enough to fill. One of those problem is the only team secret help are really bad teams and those really bad teams. They should be going young. They should be building toward the future. It doesn't make sense assigned him. And I'm not even convinced that he's good enough to to play on one of those teams put them on the wizards. He's from Baltimore back in that area. Give us a lot more to discuss. Dan, Feldman pro basketball, talk dot com is our guest. All right. I think the Kevin Durant conversation with RIC Bucher. A bleach report is much ado about nothing. Now, I love the fact that he handed me several topics there. But as you read the piece what stood out to you that was a little bit more resident tarantula survey shin that and I think this is intuitive some players may not want to join LeBron because of all that comes with that or the notion that some of us in the media gone fan boy. And we're propping LeBron up. Well, the the fan boy thing I mean, that's that's classic Durant to to see more going on. And then really is. There are a lot of people in the media, myself included, who are really big Durant fans. I'm also a pretty big LeBron pan. Those are two of my favorite players to watch to cover in this league right now that comes with it. The idea that players don't wanna play with. Lebron is true also out of players who very much wanna play with LeBron. I don't know if there's been a player, maybe Michael Jordan who is so polarizing that wouldn't you play with them. There are so many unbelievable. Amazing. Incredible positives. But there were also some amazing unbelievable incredible negatives. And to have that full experience. It differs from player to player it's not for everybody. And I think it also comes down to the volving times a mold of covered the NBA when Jordan was still playing he punched in the face. Nobody cared. Also, we didn't know about in real time. Now, could you imagine somebody like that? Happening. Laker practice the internet would meltdown given our attention devoted to the NBA. We're taking you cross the league with Dan Feldman. A pro basketball talk dot com. Let's show up over the east raptors best record in the east last year. Now, they have the best record in all of basketball, but you'll recall flamed out in the playoffs again coming off their win over the Sixers last night with Kawhi Leonard. Now playing in Canada, LeBron James no longer need conference. Do you think it's going to be a different story for the raptors compla- off time this year? I do. You gotta be careful with how we measure. We're going to have to really watch for because the east at the top is deeper. Now, the box are very very good. The seventy Sixers I think are molding into a very very good team as they get accustomed to playing with Jimmy Butler and stop messing around with this experiment. Give minutes to the guys who are ready to play right now. I think the Celtics by the end of the year are going to be very very good. So the the the raptors could do everything, right or almost everything. Right. Bef- are better than they weren't near nearest path and those run into a series that they lose to another good team the way I don't want to overreact. If they lose maybe in the second round with the wrong matchup or in the conference finals where they had gotten before. But this does look like a team ready to take the next step. A lot of their problems in the playoffs came through Kyle Lowry, demar derozan. Their style of play not really working all the the isolation and not working the ball around. And that seems to be changing. And when it doesn't when you need something. Like that. I Trust cO. I Leonard way more than executing the playoffs than ever did Rosen, Dan. We appreciate the information. Happy holidays as we say goodbye were we fair to Carmelo. I think the key aspect that resonate in that conversation, you pointed out if he actually plays for the other team, he wouldn't necessarily be the worst player in all of basketball. Not necessarily. Thank you, Dan. Thanks for having can't Feldman pro basketball, talk dot com or reading from the same playbook there, and I didn't want to just bash. Carmelo I want to lay out some objective facts as we give you a scoring update from Thursday night football getting closer to halftime five seconds ago. Second quarter titans. Got back in the red zone. Settle for three. Ryan suck up who's missed. An extra point in this game. Nailed the chip shot field goal. The titans now lead the Jaguars sixteen to two headline in this game. A pair of rushing touchdowns from Derrick Henry he's already crossed Aldridge twenty five rushing yards in the game. Because when Jacksonville got to the Tennessee one they went forward on fourth and goal could not pick up the yard they needed as Leonard fournette was turned away. Give it a Derrick Henry and he bolted down the field ninety nine yards for the touchdown. So this Carmelo Anthony store now has legs which is good because I'm back in for Mark Malone tomorrow. We'll have at that point. I'll chat with you at seven eastern and availability at Lakers shoot around tomorrow. Lebron knows what he's doing. And Dan pointed out something I had not considered this could be LeBron propping up a friend in Carmelo Anthony. This report the keyboard is interested. Lebron not the Lakers. Lebron who runs the Lakers is interested in potentially having mellow. Join LA. Well, if you think about the rationale there LeBron could be signaling. Well, if I'm thinking about it some other teams should that. He's not necessarily completely done. I don't buy it. I watched him try to play in Houston. It was a disaster. And he was a shadow himself during his limited time in. Okay. See still most of the life comes down to who. You know, not what you know. And here's LeBron picking up a friend in the twilight of his career straight ahead. We'll wrap up the show by putting under center under review that is straight ahead on NBC sports radio. NBC sports radio dot com.."