Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose signing with the Los Angeles Lakers is still a possibility.

The LA Lakers got the whole basketball world waiting for their next big move ever since the Anthony Davis trade. Latest reports claimed that the team has created a third max slot when they agreed to a trade deal with the Washington Wizards. Rumors are widely spread that the said slot is created for either of the top free agents Kawhi Leonard or Kyrie Irving.

While the smoke still has not settled in the Kawhi and Kyrie to Lakers talks, an interesting idea has been pointed out by multiple sources. The idea of Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose joining Davis and LeBron in LA appears to be progressing.

According Brian Windhorst of ESPN, second-tier and third-tier free agents are looking forward to signing with the Lakers to play with AD and LeBron. This leads to the assumption of sources that Lakers, in any possible way, could cross paths with Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose.

LA is evidently in need of a natural point guard after loosing a versatile guard Lonzo Ball to New Orleans Pelicans which makes it a lot logical to sign D-Rose in free agency.

Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards during the game on March 9, 2019 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Getty Images/Hannah Foslien

Just over a month ago, Steve Kyler insisted that it is "very possible" for Rose to join the purple and gold.

But the only thing that could hinder the deal between Rose and Lakers is that the former MVP has proven that he could still contribute significantly in Minnesota and is expected to not accept a minimum contract.

Anthony, on the other hand, is a bit closer to reality as the latest rumor has it that the Knicks don't have any room for Melo in their roster at this point, despite Melo being open for a reunion with the team. With that statement hanging in the air, sources claimed that the Lakers are likely to be the frontrunners for Anthony, Yahoo Sports reported.

According to SNY's Ian Begley, things can always change but based on the latest on Melo's free agency, the most likely landing spot for the 10-time All star is the Lakers.

"Let’s get this out of the way at the top: things can always change, but most executives monitoring Anthony’s free agency see the Lakers as the most likely destination for the 10-time All Star," Begley noted.

"Again, that may be irrelevant because of the Lakers’ interest. But Anthony would have interest in signing with the Knicks and finishing his career in New York, despite how his Knicks tenure ended," Begley added.

Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Houston Rockets warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. Harry How/Getty Images