Report: Miami Heat to target Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo AnthonyAccording to a report from ESPN, the Miami Heat are looking to sign Carmelo Anthony this offseason and have begun internal discussions on how to make the move a reality.

From ESPN:

Sources told ESPN.com that Heat officials and the team’s leading players have already started to explore their options for creating sufficient financial flexibility to make an ambitious run at adding New York Knicks scoring machine Carmelo Anthony this summer in free agency.

The report goes on to say the Miami’s Big Three of Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh would all have to opt out of their current contracts by the end of June and would likely have to take pay cuts for the team to add Anthony. In addition, Carmelo would have to opt out of the final year of his contract with the New York Knicks.

There are a lot of moving parts to this situation, making any deal between the Heat and Anthony a long-shot. That’s not to say it can’t happen.

However, Anthony would likely also have to take a pay cut to play with Miami, something he may not want to do.

Anthony, who turned 30 in May, scored 25.5 points per game for the Knicks last season.