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NBA Rumors: Lakers Could Sign Carmelo Anthony If Roster Spot Opens

NBA Rumors: Lakers Could Sign Carmelo Anthony If Roster Spot Opens

LeBron James could finally play with Carmelo Anthony for the first time in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday that the Houston Rockets had traded Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls, where he is expected to be waived, if not traded.

And the Lakers still have an interest in the multiple time All-Star, but only provided there is a free roster spot according to Wojnarowski.

“The Lakers maintain interest in Anthony, but do not want to waive a guaranteed player to create a roster spot for him, league sources tell ESPN. If a roster spot eventually opens with LA, yes, the Lakers are a possible destination for Anthony.”

That means the Lakers won't cut Michael Beasley, Lance Stephenson or anyone currently guaranteed. Anthony is an experienced veteran and future Hall of Famer, but has declined in recent seasons and hasn’t played for the Rockets since early November after not fitting in with the side. However, that hasn’t stopped James from wanting to play alongside his longtime friend as he was open to Anthony arriving in Los Angeles last month.

"There are obviously things that need to be worked out on both sides. But I've always wanted to play with Melo, and if the opportunity presents itself, it'll be great. So we'll see what happens."

Just a few days ago, NBA's superstar LeBron James like the post of Melo in Lakers Jersey.