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The Lakers remain a possibility to sign Anthony, but that wouldn't happen until they use their current roster to exhaust trade deadline efforts to acquire New Orleans star Anthony Davis.

In addition, the acquisition cleared the way for the Bulls to officially waive Carmelo Anthony, making him a free agent.

Chicago also traded a protected second-round pick in the 2020 draft to Oklahoma City for guard/forward Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot and cash on Friday. It was a long time coming for the Bulls as Anthony has been on the sidelines since the first week of the National Basketball Association season. However, that could quickly change if the Lakers are able to trade for Anthony Davis at the February 7 deadline.

Anthony played for the Thunder in 2017-18 after seven seasons with the Knicks.

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Overall, he has posted averages of 5.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 14.9 minutes per game.

Anthony was traded to Chicago, on January 22nd from the Houston Rockets.

Anthony spent his first 14 seasons with Denver and NY before being traded to Oklahoma City ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.

Unlike the two previous deals in which the Bulls took the contracts of Michael Carter-Williams and Carmelo Anthony off the Rockets' hands to lessen their luxury-tax bill, Luwawu-Cabarrot is expected to stick this time.