The Los Angeles Lakers had quite a busy offseason.
For those tardy to the party: Six players returned from last season.
That list includes: James, Kyle Kuzma, JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Alex Caruso.
Lakers newcomers include: Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green, Avery Bradley, Jared Dudley, Quinn Cook, Troy Daniels and rookie Talen Horton-Tucker.
The Lakers also have a new head coach in Frank Vogel and assistant coach in Jason Kidd.
The table is set and the Lakers also have one final roster spot.
Could Carmelo Anthony be the missing piece?
Anthony hasn’t played NBA basketball since November 8, 2018, in a game against his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder. A 10-time NBA All-Star, Anthony signed with the Houston Rockets this summer after clearing waivers in a trade that shipped him from the Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks.
The third overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, it is believed by some that Anthony could end up joining the Lakers.
“I think next season a team will possibly bring him in,” NBA Hall of Famer, Grant Hill told me of Anthony back in the spring.
The Lakers and Anthony had mutual interests toward the end of last season — until a mound of LA losses occurred.