Bulls waive Carmelo Anthony; Lakers seen as possible destination

Bulls waive Carmelo Anthony; Lakers seen as possible destination

The Chicago Bulls are waiving Carmelo Anthony, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, potentially paving the way for him to become an unrestricted free agent.

According to Bovada, the Lakers are the odds on favorite to land Anthony, but the Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers are also among the teams listed in the Carmelo sweepstakes. The only question seemed to be whether he would be waived before or after the February 7 National Basketball Association trade deadline.

According to ESPN, the Lakers remain "a real possibility" as Anthony's next destination to join long-time pal LeBron James.

Chicago also traded a protected second-round pick in the 2020 draft to Oklahoma City for guard/forward Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot and cash on Friday. Earlier this season, Melo played 10 games (two starts) for the Rockets, and averaged 13.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 29.4 minutes per game, on 40.5% shooting. He has not played since November 8.

It's rare that a player with a career and the fame of Carmelo Anthony is unaware of being in the midst of his final National Basketball Association season. The Rockets signed Anthony to a one-year deal after he was bought out by the Atlanta Hawks following a three-team trade with the Thunder during the offseason.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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