Carmelo Anthony's 2019 National Basketball Association odyssey continues.
While the 34-year-old will not play for the Bulls, they may hold off on immediately waiving him in a potential one-for-one trade later on.
Per the report, Anthony will not play for the Bulls.
The New York Times' Marc Stein reported that the Los Angeles Lakers were "staunchly against the idea of adding Carmelo Anthony" coming into the season but since the Michael Beasley signing has not paid off they could be willing to bring the 10-time All-Star on board.
His release, however, might not be immediate as the Bulls could hold off on waiving Anthony until the February 7 trade deadline, according to the report.
And the Lakers are reportedly one of several teams considering making a move for Anthony. Those teams, along with the Detroit Pistons, are said to remain interested. The Lakers will likely need Ball to undergo an MRI to reveal the extent of the damage to his ligaments.
Houston was better on both sides of the floor when Anthony was on the bench. He can wait for roster spots to open, trades to happen, etc, that'll create the best opportunity for him.