Carmelo Anthony Odds: Lakers Favorites for Star After Expected Bulls Release

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJanuary 23, 2019

Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in New York. The Rockets won 119-111. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Carmelo Anthony continues to bounce around the league, but he is still looking for a destination for the rest of the 2018-19 season.

OddsShark provided odds for his possible landing spots by the time of the Feb. 7 NBA trade deadline:

While the Chicago Bulls announced a trade for Anthony on Tuesday, he is expected to be dealt again or waived, per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

However, the 34-year-old doesn't have to sign with anyone, as Bobby Marks of ESPN noted:

Still, Anthony can help a team. The 10-time All-Star isn't the player he once was, but he averaged 16.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder and 13.4 points over 10 contests with the Houston Rockets

Even though his time with the Rockets was brief, both former teammate James Harden and coach Mike D'Antoni think he can provide value, per Ian Begley of ESPN.com. 

"He's a great player," D'Antoni added. "Why wouldn't he be able to?"

The Los Angeles Lakers remain an obvious landing spot, as he would unite with friend LeBron James, and the team reportedly has interest, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Though L.A. doesn't have a roster spot available, he would be a top option if one opens.

The Portland Trail Blazers could also be an intriguing fit as they try to add more scoring in the frontcourt to balance guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.

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