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The Houston Rockets have traded Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
But all that really means is Anthony is still in limbo and looking for a place to play.
Per the report, Anthony will not play for the Bulls. Instead, he will be waived and become a free agent to sign with any team.
The Bulls, however, may hold off on waiving Anthony until the Feb. 7 trade deadline in the event they cannot work out a deal.
“The Bulls could include him in a one-for-one trade, but can’t aggregate his contract in another deal,” Wojnarowski reported.
He has been linked to several teams, with everyone from the Los Angeles Lakers to New Orleans Pelicans to Miami Heat. Those teams, along with the Detroit Pistons, are said to remain interested.
That especially appears to be true of the Lakers, Wojnarowski reported. Right now, though, the Lakers do not have an open roster spot and don’t want to waive a player with a guaranteed deal to create one.
According to Wojnarowski, “For Anthony, his best bet is waiting until the Feb. 7 trade deadline to find his next team. He can wait for roster spots to open, trades to happen, etc, that’ll create the best opportunity for him. Anthony wants to find a place to contribute.”