Carmelo Anthony is still without a team despite the veteran All-Star admitting to being in talks with a number of franchises over a possible return to the NBA for the 2019-20 campaign. He is desperate to play one final season before calling time on his career but at the moment it still seems like a long shot with no team willing to take a chance on the forward.

The New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers were two teams touted to be potential destinations for Anthony but after admitting initial interest, both teams have distanced themselves from moves for the forward. Anthony’s trainer has confirmed that he is 100 percent ready for the NBA and also made a bold claim about him being better than 60 percent of the players currently signed up for next season.

A new team could be emerging as a potential destination for Anthony with SNY’s Ian Begley and Anthony Puccio reporting that the forward has been participating in informal team workouts and scrimmages with the Brooklyn Nets players in Los Angeles.

Carmelo Anthony Rockets Lakers LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Houston Rockets wait for an inbound at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Oct. 20, 2018. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

However, it remains unclear if the Nets are among teams that his representatives have reached out to in the summer, while the franchise’s interest in signing the player is also unknown at this point. It could also be that Anthony is just keeping himself fit in the event that a team makes an approach to sign him for one season.

Anthony was signed by the Houston Rockets last season but played just 10 games for the franchise of which the last one was in November 2018. He was then removed from the squad by Mike D’Antoni and eventually traded to the Chicago Bulls in January, who waived the player making him a free agent.

The 10-time All-Star has made it clear that he is ready to play one more season even if it is a bit-part role to help a team. He is said to want a farewell campaign similar to what Dwayne Wade had with the Miami Heat before he calls time on his career in the NBA.