Carmelo Anthony announces he's signing with the Lakers

Published August 4, 2021, 6:15 AMNBA.com News Services

Anthony will unite with longtime friend LeBron James in Los Angeles.

Free agent forward Carmelo Anthony is heading to Los Angeles.

Anthony will sign a one-year deal with the Lakers, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The veteran swingman confirmed the move on social media.


Anthony is the latest addition to the Lakers’ revamped roster, which includes Russell Westbrook, Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza, Wayne Ellington, Kent Bazemore and Malik Monk.

The 37-year-old will join forces with longtime friend and fellow 2003 Draft class member LeBron James.

Anthony averaged 13.1 points and 3.1 rebounds last season for the Portland Trail Blazers, the team that signed him as a free agent in 2019. He shot 40.9% from deep last season.