The Carmelo Anthony to Los Angeles Lakers rumors have been circulating for months, however now that the veteran ahead has been traded to Chicago, and can quickly develop into a free agent, it appears extra doubtless than not that Melo might be donning the purple and gold this season.
According to Bovada, the Lakers are at the moment the chances on favourite to land Melo as soon as he turns into a free agent. The Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers are additionally among the many groups listed within the Carmelo sweepstakes.
Anthony, who has not performed since November eight, was formally dealt to the Bulls on Tuesday because the Rockets additionally shipped draft rights to Jon Diebler and $1.56 million to Chicago in trade for draft rights to Tadija Dragicevoc.
Although he’s anticipated to be waived, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski notes that it’s doable the Bulls maintain off on waiving him till the NBA commerce deadline on February 7.
The 34-year previous ahead averaged 13.four factors and 5.four rebounds in a career-low 29.four minutes per night time in 10 appearances with Houston this season.
Adrian Wojnarowski reviews the Lakers are definitely all in favour of including Melo, however they don’t wish to waive a assured participant to create a roster spot for him. As famous within the odds above, if the Lakers cannot discover a spot for him, different doable locations embrace Portland, Miami and Philadelphia.