Los Angeles Lakers, Carmelo Anthony agree to one-year NBA free-agency contract

Kendrick Perkins and Zach Lowe discuss the L.A. Lakers' signing of Carmelo Anthony, Malik Monk and others. (2:07).What is the Lakers' position after signing Carmelo Anthony to their team? (2:07).LOS ANGELES -- Carmelo Anthony, a free-agent forward, agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Lakers' on Tuesday, Anthony's manager Bay Frazier told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.According to Frazier, the deal is only for one season. Aaron Mintz, Anthony's agent at CAA Sports, signed the agreement on Tuesday with Rob Pelinka, Lakers general manger.Anthony, who rose to No. Anthony, who moved up to No. 10 on the NBA's all time scoring list last season after missing a year with the Houston Rockets, has now returned to the NBA and is back in Portland.The Blazers' 18-year-old veteran was a great bench player last season. He averaged 13.4 points per game in 24.5 minutes and shot a career-high 40.9% from 3.Anthony, 37, was drafted in 2003 by LeBron James. They were close friends and have continued to be friends.Anthony has made more than $260million in salary over his career. He is a 10-time All Star, six-time All NBA selection and three-time Olympic gold-medalist. He has yet to achieve success on the postseason stage. Anthony has made 13 playoff appearances and his teams have reached the conference finals only once. He has not yet played in the NBA Finals.Anthony was traded in 2017 by the New York Knicks from the Oklahoma City Thunder. He had a difficult season with the Thunder, as they failed to live up to their expectations. The next offseason, he was traded to Atlanta Hawks and promptly waived.After signing with the Rockets, he agreed to fill the long-awaited bench role for the James Harden- and Chris Paul-led contenders. However, he was cut after only 10 games. Anthony was not signed by any other team that season, casting doubt over his future in the NBA.Anthony was offered a chance to play for the Blazers and contribute to the Western Conference playoff team. While he started all 58 games in his first season with Portland, which was dealing with a series injuries, he came off the bench in only 66 of his 69 games last season.Anthony is a certain future Hall of Famer. He currently has 27,370 points and is only 39 points behind Moses Malone, who is currently ninth.In 2012-13, Anthony won the scoring title with Knicks. He averaged 28.7 points per game. Anthony finished in the top 10 scoring for 10 seasons and was runner-up twice.Wojnarowski was also informed by Wojnarowski that Tuesday's Lakers agreement included guard Malik Monk.Monk, 22 years old, enjoyed a breakout fourth-season with the Charlotte Hornets. He averaged 11.7 points per contest and shot a career high 40.1% from 3-point range.Monk was not offered a qualifying offer by the Hornets, so he became a free agent.This report was contributed by Tim Bontemps and Royce Young of ESPN.