Carmelo Anthony free agency rumors: Nets 'are very unlikely to sign' forward

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Carmelo Anthony does not appear like he'll be heading to Brooklyn.

Multiple Nets players reportedly "remain fully in favor of the club signing" the 35-year-old forward, but the team is "very unlikely to sign" him, according to a report from The A

thletic, which cites unidentified league sources. 

Brooklyn rebuilt its roster this summer as it landed both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, who is expected to miss most, if not all, of next season after rupturing his Achilles in the 2018-19 NBA Finals.

The Athletic reported last month the two stars were "pushing" the front office to bring in Anthony. 

Anthony was a star with the Knicks and Nuggets but has not played in the NBA since he parted ways with the Rockets in mid-November. He averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in his 10 games with the Rockets before they eventually traded him to the Bulls in January.

Chicago immediately released him and he has been a free agent since.

"At this point, I just want to be happy," Anthony said in January. "I think I've put myself in a good, peaceful mind state right now, (being) able to focus in on what I need to focus in on. And whatever's going to make me happy, then we're going to make it happen."

Anthony has been named an All-Star 10 times during his 16-year career.

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