Magic needs to man up and deny this request. Melo is not needed on this roster, they have plenty of talent on the wings. Melo has been a huge net negative on the last two teams he played on. Lebron just feels sorry for his buddy and wants to let Melo save face and end his career on a roster. I hope Magic grows a backbone on this issue. With that being said, I can see a straight up Beasley for Melo trade happening. Hopefully Melo only gets Beasley's 7 minutes of court time or the Lakers will be worse off.
Melo is not a good mentor for the young kids in any way, Lebron is blowing smoke here. Melo approaches the game in a very selfish manner. Melo has not taken care of his body, he looks old, stiff and worn out. He has no playoff experience to share or bring to the table. If you want to see what Melo will do with young players, look at what he did in New York. Melo didn't like the triangle offense and tried to get the young players to stop listening to the coach, Jeff Hornacek. Melo was showing them if you don't like what the coach is selling, have a temper tantrum and sabotage the team. Lebron somehow wants us to believe a guy like this would somehow benefit the young players.
I hope Magic saw the dumpster fire in Cleveland last year and uses that as an argument for Lebron to shut up and play basketball and let Magic do his job. Lebron making roster decisions is not a good look for long term success. History proves this quite easily. Lebron runs away from the situation he creates every few years and starts fresh. Magic needs to save LeBron from himself.