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Carmelo Anthony Sounds Open to Joining Nets

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 27:  (L-R) Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant #52 and Kyrie Irving #37 of the United States attend a practice session at the 2018 USA Basketball Men's National Team minicamp at the Mendenhall Center at UNLV on July 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Could Carmelo Anthony's longer-than-expected NBA hiatus come to a close in the near future?

We know of the 10-time All-Star's adamant ambitions to get back into the league, and it appears as though he would consent to signing with the Brooklyn Nets. Melo recently spoke to TMZ and was asked about Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant advocating for the organization to sign him.

“That’s family, so that’s bigger than basketball,” Anthony told the gossip outlet. “If something happens, something’s gonna happen. Everybody will know if something happens.”

It's virtually impossible to deny the significance of Melo's quote when you couple it with the fact that he partook in informal workouts (and scrimmages) with the Nets in Los Angeles in mid-August.

Not to mention that Kyrie himself was rumored to be behind the hosting of those workouts and the three All-Stars have experience playing together for Team USA.

These are all ingredients that, when you mix them together, foreshadow a Melo to Brooklyn Woj bomb lighting up our phones before too long.

Are we saying that Melo is destined to call the Barclays Center is home for the remainder of his career? Absolutely not. But, his name hasn't been linked with any other franchise, and fresh Nets rumors seem to formulate every other week.