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Report: 76ers could claim Carmelo Anthony

Andrew Porter
November 12, 2018 - 8:23 am
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Several Rockets players reportedly believe Carmelo Anthony will be waived and the Sixers are reportedly "kicking the tires" on signing the 34-year-old 10-time all-star. 

As pointed our by Chris Sheridan in his report, after trading Dario Saric and Robert Covington (for Jimmy Butler!), the Sixers certainly can use a player or two—specifically a stretch four who can shoot. 

The sportsbook BetDSI lists Philly as the favorites to be Anthony's next team. 

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While Melo doesn't fit the mold exactly and has turned into a horrible defender, he is shooting a decent 32.8% from three on a career-high 6.4 attempts. As a bench role player, Melo's shooting could be slightly attractive to the Sixers and a relatively cheap cost. 

However, Melo of course comes with a lot of media attention and his play has been clearly detoriating over the past few years.