Pros and Cons of Los Angeles Lakers Pursuing Carmelo Anthony in Free Agency

Carmelo Anthony and the Los Angeles Lakers just can't seem to get enough of one another.

For over a year, the Lakers' purported interest in signing Anthony as a free agent has been been on again, then off again.

Then on again.

Before going off again.

Now it's apparently on yet again. 

"The Lakers also are interested in Carmelo Anthony, according to a person with knowledge of the situation," writes the Los Angeles Times' Mike Bresnahan, "and plan to seek a meeting with the high-scoring forward, who has officially opted out of his contract with the New York Knicks."

Well I'll be a monkey's uncle twice removed by divorce.

This is shocking. Or predictable.

This is a great idea. Or a terribly bad one.

The Lakers clearly aren't sure what this is, which means there's only one thing left for us keyboard geniuses to do:

Pros and cons our way to beautiful, sweet, Anthony-related clarity.

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