Anthony, Okafor, Mack All Official Sign on With New Teams
A few weeks ago, it’s become essentially a fact that once Carmelo Anthony clears waivers, he will move onto the Houston Rockets, joining forces with Chris Paul and James Harden.
Last night, it finally happened as Melo officially joined the team. After opting into the final year of his five-year contract worth $27.9-million annually, the Oklahoma City Thunder moved the aging All-Star to the Atlanta Hawks, a team that subsequently waived him. Now, as Melo has officially cleared waivers, he opted to sign on with the Rockets on a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal.
Anthony is coming off his worst year of his NBA career in which the 34-year old averaged 16.2 points per game while shooting just 40.4-percent from the field.
The Melo deal wasn’t the only signing that was made official overnight.
Jahlil Okafor is now on a new team with an eye on revitalizing his NBA career. After seeing a huge decrease in minutes over the past few seasons, the former lottery pick out of Duke has signed a partially guaranteed deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, a deal which includes a team option for 2019-20.
Veteran point guard Shelvin Mack has a new team as well. The 28-year old will join the Memphis Grizzlies, the sixth team he’s played on in his eight year NBA career. The deal will be a one-year contract.