Lakers expected to be interested in acquiring Carmelo Anthony

The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to show Carmelo Anthony, who will part ways with the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer

Could two of the top players in the 2003 NBA draft class soon be on the same team?

After signing LeBron James to a four-year, $154 million deal, other players are beginning to emerge as potential Los Angeles Lakers players, too.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Royce Young from ESPN, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Carmelo Anthony plan to “part ways” this summer. Whether that will be via trade or buyout is yet to be seen, though potential suitors are already begnning to emerge.

The Lakers are one of the teams said to be interested in Anthony, according to the report, along with the Houston Rockets and Miami Heat.

Anthony has links with each of those franchises through Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and of course LeBron James.

Anthony considered the Lakers previously while he was a free agent in 2014, and could very well wind up in the purple and gold this time around if LeBron and Magic Johnson decide he could be a good fit on the team.

Last season, Anthony averaged 16.2 points and 5.8 rebounds in 32.1 minutes per game, a drop of over six points per game from the previous season while he played for the New York Knicks.

Written by Ross Pickering

Ross Pickering is the founder of Lakerholicz.com. He's here to bring you daily updates on your Los Angeles Lakers, despite living 5,485 miles away from L.A. in England. You can follow him on Twitter: @RossPickering

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