Melo’s on the move! The Rockets traded Carmelo Anthony to the Bulls. But he won’t be playing a single game for Chicago and we’ve got details on how he could end up an L.A. Laker.
Carmelo Anthony, 34, could wind up finally playing NBA hoops alongside pal LeBron James in Los Angeles. ESPN’s ever reliable Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news on Jan. 21 that “The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls” but that he “will not play a game for the Bulls, but it is possible that franchise holds off on waiving him until the trade deadline. Bulls could include him in a one-for-one trade, but can’t aggregate his contract in another deal.” He added that “For Anthony, his best bet is waiting until the Feb. 7 trade deadline to find his next team. He can wait for roster spots to open, trades to happen, etc, that’ll create the best opportunity for him. Anthony wants to find a place to contribute.”
Melo would love to end up on the LA Lakers roster playing alongside close friend LeBron. Adrian reports that sources in the league tell him, “The Lakers maintain interest in Anthony, but do not want to waive a guaranteed player to create a roster spot for him. If a roster spot eventually opens with LA, yes, the Lakers are a possible destination for Anthony.” We’ve got EXCLUSIVE details on how the City of Angels is Melo’s most hoped for destination.