The Los Angeles Lakers have made it clear that they are always looking for ways to improve the roster even this early in the season. They recently signed Tyson Chandler after his buyout with the Phoenix Suns, an addition that has had massive effects through just three games.
With Carmelo Anthony likely to be waived by the Houston Rockets in the coming days, there has been a lot of speculation about whether or not the forward could be a fit with the Lakers alongside his good friend, LeBron James.
According to ESPN’s Marc Spears on The Jump, however, that does not appear to be likely:
“I am hearing that it’s not the Lakers. Think the Lakers are done.”
This seems like it’s for the best. Melo has actually been decent in Houston and it feels as though he’s being scapegoated for a team with a lot bigger problems.
That said, the Lakers don’t really need a scorer. Melo’s defense would only hurt the team and his ball-stopping offensively would be an issue alongside players like Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson who play the same way.
The Lakers currently do not have any open roster spots but players like Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac could be waived to create room for an addition. For now, though, that does not seem to be something the Lakers are considering.