Along with another veteran player, the Lakers added some youth Tuesday to their team on the second day of the NBA’s free-agency period.
With agreements from the seasoned Carmelo Anthony and the 20-somethings Talen Horton-Tucker, Malik Monk and Kendrick Nunn, the Lakers have a loaded roster of 13 players for coach Frank Vogel and his staff.
Anthony, 37, essentially broke his own news on social media Tuesday, posting a two-second video displaying ME70, with the seven turning into the Lakers’ logo. His agent, Aaron Mintz, confirmed that Anthony will join the Lakers.
Anthony and Laker star LeBron James have been friends for a long time, and both hoped to play together at some point.
They get their chance after Anthony agreed to a one-year deal for the veteran minimum.
Anthony, 37, is an 18-year veteran who averaged 13.4 points and made 40.9% of his three-pointers last season in Portland. The 6-7 Anthony was solid off the bench for the Trail Blazers.
Horton-Tucker, 20, agreed to a three-year deal for $32 million, with a player option for the third season, according to his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports.
In his second season with the Lakers, Horton-Tucker established himself as a key role player. The 6-4 wing averaged 9.0 points, 2.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 65 games. He shot 45.8% from the field but just 28.2% on three-pointers.
With eight players older than 30 on the team, having the…