The Bulls have waived Carmelo Anthony, the team announced Friday.
According to ESPN, Anthony is expected to clear waivers in the coming days, making him a free agent, with the Lakers “a real possibility” as his next landing spot.
By waiving Anthony, the Bulls opened up a roster spot to acquire Thunder guard-forward Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot for a protected second-round draft pick in 2020, a deal the team announced at the same time.
The Bulls acquired Anthony, a 10-time All-Star, on Jan. 22 in a deal with the Rockets. At the time, a league source told ESPN he would not play a game with Chicago, but would instead be waived at some point. The only question appeared to be whether he would be waived before or after the Feb. 7 NBA trade deadline.
Anthony, who signed a one-year, $2.4 million minimum deal prior to the season, has not played since Nov. 8 and appeared in only 10 games with Houston. He averaged 13.4 points per game.
The Rockets traded Anthony along with the rights to Jon Diebler and cash considerations to the Bulls for the rights to Tadija Dragicevic.
Anthony, 34, spent nearly seven full seasons with the Knicks before going to Houston.
Luwawu-Cabarrot, a 6-6 swing man, is in his third season in the NBA. He has appeared in 21 games and averaged 1.7 points and 0.9 rebounds in 5.9 minutes per game for OKC.