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It certainly is a possibility.
Anthony has made it known that he desires to play on a bigger stage. And Los Angeles is the other market besides New York that can provide that for him. But, at this point it appears that the Nuggets are using the Lakers as leverage in an attempt to persuade the Knicks into including more assets in the proposed package.
The Good: To be blunt, the Lakers have looked very underwhelming so far this year. Their only win against an elite team came against a Chicago Bulls team in November.
What's most concerning about the Lakers is that they have an obvious size advantage in the front-court. But, it is almost nullified by the fact that they have mediocre three-point shooting, and no consistent entry passers to the low post to help exploit their advantage in the interior.
A move to land Carmelo Anthony would provide a much needed jolt to Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. Then, the Lakers will have the chance to field a hellacious perimeter tandem that rivals the Miami Heat.
Anthony is an underrated competitor and he is someone who is hungry to prove that he is not a guy who just puts up great numbers, but he can win also. He and Bryant are real close friends and they would relish the opportunity to play with one another.
The Bad: Any deal involving Anthony to the Lakers would not only have to include Andrew Bynum, but probably Lamar Odom as well. Bynum for Anthony straight up works financially, but the Nuggets are going to want more assets.
If Bynum and Odom are included in the package, the daunting size advantage of the Lakers disappears. And the Lakers become much weaker defensively.
One also has to wonder if Anthony would be able to co-exist with Bryant and Gasol. Gasol has politely complained about not receiving enough touches in the past. So concerns about whether Gasol will even see the ball are warranted if Kupchak decides to bring in another volume shooter.