LeBron James On Carmelo Anthony To Lakers After Rockets Part Ways

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When the Atlanta Hawks traded for and then bought out Carmelo Anthony, the Los Angeles Lakers were a potential destination after signing LeBron James.

Fortunately for the Lakers, Anthony signed with the Houston Rockets to team up with Chris Paul and James Harden. The Lakers then signed Michael Beasley.

However, just 10 games into the 2018-19 NBA season, the Rockets ‘parted ways’ with Anthony. As the 34-year-old had already accepted a sixth man role, his role was going to be further diminished with the emergence of Gary Clark.

As Anthony and the Rockets are currently finding the best solution, James addressed the potential of his friend signing with the Lakers, according to ESPN:

While the Lakers had an open roster spot, they recently signed Tyson Chandler to a one-year, $2.1 million deal when he was bought out by the Phoenix Suns. After struggling with defense and rebounding, Chandler has addressed those areas and the Lakers have won five out of their last six games.

Although there are conflicting reports, the Lakers are reportedly not interested in Anthony at this time. Even if the Lakers wanted to, they would have to waive another player like Ivica Zubac.

As Anthony will likely demand a certain role, the Lakers are better off focusing on the players they currently have. Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma should be playing major minutes to speed up their development and they already have enough depth at the forward positions.

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