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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:
Odds for what team Carmelo Anthony will be on at the end of the Trade Deadline (Bovada):
Trail Blazers +450
Wizards +2000 https://t.co/5tsAwYlvCx
However, the 34-year-old doesn’t have to sign with anyone, as Bobby Marks of ESPN noted:
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
A reminder re: the future of Carmelo Anthony (from Dec. 1). There is no financial incentive, only basketball for Anthony to sign with another team if he is eventually waived. https://t.co/4IrZKG695T
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.
“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.