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New Report Names "Most Likely" Destination For Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony smiling while on the bench for Team USA.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Carmelo Anthony #15 of United States reacts on the bench during the game agaisnt Venezuela in the men's preliminary round group A game 19 on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 1 on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony's 2018-19 season didn't exactly go as planned for the 10-time All-star as he floated around the NBA.

However, according to a recent report, there is one team that is in play for Anthony.

According to a report from NBA insider Ian Begley, NBA executives believe the Los Angeles Lakers are the "most likely" destination for Melo.

Begley revealed Anthony would be open to a return to New York, but the Knicks aren't interested right now:

Let's get this out of the way at the top: things can always change, but most executives monitoring Anthony's free agency see the Lakers as the most likely destination for the 10-time All Star.

There may have been interest from New York in a reunion with Anthony if they had a roster with multiple stars ready to win immediately. But with Durant injured and the odds against the Knicks building that kind of team this summer, bringing Anthony back is not currently part of the team's thinking.

The Lakers were reportedly the frontrunners to land Anthony last season, but that never came to fruition.

Now, after making the trade for Anthony Davis, the Lakers need to fill out their roster. Adding a 10-time All-star couldn't hurt.

The friendship between Anthony and LeBron James could also help get the deal done.

Stay tuned for the latest.