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According to MassLive’s Brian Robb, the Boston Celtics “do not expect to be interested” in signing veteran forward Carmelo Anthony ahead of training camp, adding:
“This is not to say that the team is The roster changes were done before the pregame, but Anthony isn’t a priority name right now. As far as I know, Boston loves their many in-house alternatives and wants to get those names out for the first time in a few minutes.”
Celtics reporter Mark Murphy on the Celtics Talk Podcast
with Chris Forsberg (h /t Darren Hartwell of NBC Sports Boston): “I think they feel like they want to know what they have … they’re not in a hurry,” Murphy said. “If there’s a trade, why not? But I don’t think they’re interested in Carmelo at all.” About the Celtics The question of how the team will replace Danilo Gallinari, who tore his left anterior cruciate ligament while representing Italy in a FIBA World Cup qualifier this summer, has persisted. Injuries could keep him out for the entire 2022-23 season. Anthony was reportedly considered an option for the Celtics while Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe reported earlier this month that , the former New York Knicks star “started to get attention” when he signed in Boston because he was “probably the best left forward on the market.” Still, it’s not necessarily surprising that the Celtics are considered uninterested in Anthony. Boston is already over the luxury tax and needs to pay an additional $13 million to sign him. That said, it seems like the franchise could rely on internal selection to replace Gallinari. Sam Hauser and Grant Williams are two players who could see more minutes in his absence. Anthony, who spent the 2021-22 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, is still a free agent. He had a solid year with the Purple and Gold, averaging 13.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 69 games while shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from 3-point range.
According to Jack Fischer by Bleacher Report please , the 38-year-old expressed interest in reuniting with the Knicks. Don’t aggregate this
podcast, although it’s unclear if the franchise feels the same way.