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 everything that isn’t 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. And one last one could be an old friend of James.
Carmelo Anthony a possibility for the Lakers?
Carmelo Anthony just finished up a season in which he lasted less than a month with the Houston Rockets before the team decided to part ways, then was 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 that went away when the team was eliminated from the playoffs. Now in the offseason, the Lakers reportedly still might be interested.