The Houston Rockets may be trading former All-Star Carmelo Anthony to the Chicago Bulls, but there's a growing sense that he'll likely never don a jersey for team.
ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the Bulls are expected to let Anthony go after finalizing the trade, which opens him up to every NBA team.
Per Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Lakers have some interest in Anthony.
However, Wojnarokski specified that the Lakers are not looking to waive a guaranteed player in order to sign Anthony, and would rather wait for a spot to open up at some point.
Wojnarokski did concede that Los Angeles is a possible destination for him if and when the Bulls let him go.
Anthony has had a hard time staying in one place since the New York Knicks traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017.
He spent one season in OKC, setting career-lows in minutes played per game, points per game, and other major categories. After the season, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in late-July only for the Hawks to buy him out a few days later.
Anthony wound up signing with the Houston Rockets in August, but made only a handful of starts for the team.
For his career, Anthony is ten-time All-Star and a four-time Olympic medalist. He won three gold and one bronze medal as a member of the U.S. men's national basketball team on the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic teams.