The Los Angeles Lakers have LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma and the rest of a roster to fill out once the team is done throwing overboard that's not nailed down in the name of cap space.
One of those spots could be reserved for a big-name free agent. Some more could be filled out by old teammates of James' like Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith.
Carmelo Anthony has a chance for the Lakers?
Carmelo Anthony just finished a season in which he lost less than a month to the Houston Rockets part ways, then traded to the Chicago Bulls where he was soon waived. A free agent in February, he never found another team.
The 35-year-old averaged 13.4 points per game on 40.5 percent shooting in just 10 games last season. He had some interest from the Lakers when he was a free agent later in the season, but he was away from the playoffs.
According to Ian Begley of SNY, the consensus among NBA executives is that Anthony wants to be suiting up alongside James next season:
Let's Anthony's free agency see the Lakers as the most likely destination for the 10-time All Star.
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