The Chicago Bulls officially waived Carmelo Anthony on Friday, clearing the way for the former Knicks All-Star to become a free agent.
Among the potential landing spots for Anthony, the Los Angeles Lakers remain a "real possibility," according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowksi.
Anthony joining forces with LeBron James has been widely speculated for quite some time and it is inching closer to a reality.
However, the Lakers still need to create an open roster spot to sign Anthony and continue to be involved in trade talks centering Pelicans center Anthony Davis.
Wojnarowski reports that the Lakers likely would not add Anthony until after the Feb. 7 trade deadline.
Anthony, a 10-time All-Star, was acquired by the Bulls from the Houston Rockets on Jan. 22 but was never asked to report to the team.
The Rockets dealt Anthony after he was exiled from the team earlier this season after signing a one-year, $12.4 million deal. He played just 10 games with Houston.