September 22, 2017 | 5:33 am EDT Update
Anthony’s reps have lobbied for the Knicks to trade him to Houston, but sources told The Post talks never gained traction. According to a source, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni has been told through an intermediary Anthony would be eager for a player-coach reunion despite past differences in New York.
As his 35th birthday looms around the corner in October, Anderson is still looking for a team this time around. The eight-year pro believes he has another season left in him and is quietly hoping his hometown Minnesota Timberwolves might be the team to give him a chance. ”It’d mean everything,” Anderson told The Associated Press on Thursday in a phone conversation from Las Vegas, where he is working out. ”My mom is there. My brother is there. Childhood friends are there. When I play, I put my whole heart in. What do they say? Home is there the heart is? Minneapolis is my home. So if I’m playing for my home, it would be that much more special.”
Anderson is open to the idea of joining any team that is interested, but it’s clear there is a soft spot in his heart for the Wolves. ”Who wouldn’t want to come back to where their roots started at?” Anderson said. ”Be the role model, someone visible who came out of that city and state for kids to see and touch and understand that it’s possible.”
“Quite frankly, there has never been a draft prospect like Doncic,” an NBA scout told HoopsHype. “[As] if what he has done at EuroBasket was not enough, with (Real Madrid guard) Sergio Llull out for the season, Luka has a chance to become the most productive teenager in ACB and Euroleague history.”
Per the anonymous NBA scout: “[Doncic] is a legitimate candidate to be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft, which has never been done by any European guard…. GMs tend to go with elite athleticism over skill and/or production, especially at the top of the draft. But I believe that an outlier skill level can yield upside, even with a poor physical profile. I have never seen so skilled and versatile a European prospect since I have been doing this.”