REPORT: Carmelo Anthony Joins Lakers on 1-Year Deal

LeBron James will finally join forces with best friend Carmelo Anthony on an NBA roster, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Melo has agreed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

In what was a highly anticipated move, the Lakers will now have an offensive-minded forward more than capable of replacing the production Kyle Kuzma brought to the second unit.

Both on the scoreboard and the backboard, as Anthony averaged 14.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Portland Trail Blazers over the past two seasons (all while shooting 39.9 percent from 3-point range).

Anthony, who was selected two picks after LeBron in the historic 2003 NBA Draft class, is a 10-time All-Star and six-time All-NBA selection who has become one of the league’s most beloved figures over the past two decades.

With Russell Westbrook also joining the Lakers this offseason, Los Angeles will have as legitimate a chance as any to win the champion next season.