Carmelo Anthony will be searching for another NBA team.
On Friday, the Oklahoma City Thunder acquired a protected 2020 second-round pick from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot and cash considerations. In addition, the acquisition cleared the way for the Bulls to officially waive Carmelo Anthony, making him a free agent.
The Bulls, back in action on Friday against the Hornets (7 p.m. ET — watch on fuboTV), never required Anthony to report to the team after he was acquired in a trade from the Houston Rockets. The Rockets signed Anthony to a one-year deal after he was bought out by the Atlanta Hawks following a three-team trade with the Thunder during the offseason.
Anthony hasn’t played since Nov. 8 against the Oklahoma City Thunder when he connected on just one of his 11 shots in a 98-80 loss. In 10 games with the Rockets this season, the veteran forward averaged just 13.4 points and grabbed 5.4 rebounds per contest while shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc.