December 25, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) greets New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) following the 100-94 victory at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

NBA rumors: Carmelo Anthony, Lakers to meet face-to-face

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Carmelo Anthony is set to officially become a free agent on Tuesday, July 1 when the NBA Free Agency period officially begins. According to reports, Anthony already has a handful of visits set up, but there is another interesting team that will be in the mix.

Along with the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets, Carmelo Anthony is set to have a face-to-face meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The news comes from Marc Stein of

Anthony has an offseason home in Los Angeles, so meeting face-to-face with the Lakers will not be difficult or inconvenient for Anthony to line up.

As soon as the free agent market opens, Anthony will be  meeting with the Bulls, before traveling to Texas to meet with the Mavericks and Rockets.

It is going to be interesting to see how the Anthony saga plays out, but we can guarantee plenty of drama and speculation as he continues to sit on the market looking for a new home.

Be sure to stay tuned to throughout the NBA Free Agency period for the latest news and rumors from around the league.

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