Feb 1, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) stand side by side during the fourth quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. The Heat defeated the Knicks 106-91. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Wants To Sign With Miami Heat

The hot rumor at the moment seems to be that there is a legitimate chance that the Miami Heat can sign Carmelo Anthony and bring him to South Beach this offseason.

It’s a crazy rumor to say the very least, but it’s one that is nonetheless gaining steam. To add fuel to the fire, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith shouted more words while on television this weekend and noted that Carmelo Anthony wants to play LeBron James and will if the Heat find a way.

Per FanSided:

Speaking on SportsCenter, Smith stated that Anthony desires to play with James and that he’d be willing to take a discount to do so. However, Smith seemed a little less reluctant to suggest Bosh or Wade’s desire to take a hit in the pocket and stated that Pat Riley will need to somehow convince the players to do so, which likely isn’t going to the be the easiest of tasks.

Melo has been mum on the rumors that he’s going to opt-out in New York and pursue free agency, but that looks like the most likely case. It’s the smartest move for Melo, as he can find the best situation for him, but Miami getting him seems to still be a pipe dream, even if the rumor is getting beaten into the ground.

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