Reports came out on Sunday that the Rockets were targeting Kenneth Faried, who was recently bought out by the Brooklyn Nets. They needed to make room on the roster for him, and moving Anthony was their top option to do so. Once the trade goes through, expect the Rockets to finalize the deal with Faried and get him on the floor as soon as possible. They just got Eric Gordon back from injury, but are still playing without Clint Capela and Chris Paul. The team could also terminate the 10-day contract of James Nunnally, which would allow them to debut Faried on Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.
The 10-time All-Star, Anthony, is not guaranteed to be waived immediately, but the Bulls will only be able to use him in a one-for-one trade. Either way, the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers have interest in Anthony, especially with LeBron James, Lonzo Ball, and Rajon Rondo all dealing with injuries. Although, the Lakers have no plans to waive a player before the trade deadline to make room for Anthony at the moment. That does not completely eliminate them from the sweepstakes, as they could still bring him in by creating a roster spot after the deadline.