Ex-Celtics player explains why Boston should try to sign Carmelo Anthony


Ex-Celtics player explains why Boston should try to sign Carmelo Anthony

Brian Scalabrine feels the Boston Celtics should definitely try to sign Carmelo Anthony. Anthony, who spent the last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, is currently a free agent. A week ago, it was reported that the Celtics were interested in adding Anthony to their team.

But over the weekend, Brian Robb of MassLive reported that Anthony wasn't really a top priority for the Celtics. Scalabrine, who won a championship with the Celtics in 2008, feels Anthony would be a valuable asset and would also help a lot with his mentorship skills.

Scalabrine on why the Celtics should sign Anthony

“Another thing that I think Brad [Stevens] looks at – Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown – they look up to guys like that,” Scalabrine said on SiriusXM NBA Radio, per TalkBasket.

“They looked up to Joe Johnson and Brad thought it was really cool to bring Joe Johnson in. I think this would be the same kind of thing. “Carmelo Anthony who is now, watching him on Instagram, he’s kind of helping his son out, like, ‘This is what you got to do.’ He’s working out younger kids.

I can see how there could be some advantage to having Carmelo Anthony on the roster. Not just the playing side of it, the mentoring side of our two stars. If everything is right and healthy for the Celtics, he probably won’t be a rotational player, but there’d be night where he has like 30 minutes.

I wonder if it’s going to be something like that. Al Horford I guess they’re talking about maybe sitting out on some back-to-backs, limiting Rob Williams minutes. I wonder if they go, anything can happen – Jaylen Brown can tweak an ankle.

Anything could happen during the season. I wonder if they really ride rely on Carmelo Anthony on those particular nights and then other nights it’s kind of his rest day, which is not a bad way to look at it. I’m all for it.

I’m all for the signing”. Anthony performed extremely well in his role with the Lakers last season. The Celtics are hoping to win the championship next season, while Anthony is seeking to win a ring before he retires. On paper, Anthony signing with the Celtics makes sense.