Carmelo Anthony’s Tenure with the Houston Rockets may be Over
Only 10 games into the season, it seems as though the Carmelo Anthony experiment has run its course in Houston.
The 34-year old former All-Star has been away with the team for two games dealing with an illness, but it does not seem like he will be rejoining the team once he is feeling better. In fact, after meeting with team executives, it appears as the Houston Rockets are ready to move in a different direction and there is even a chance that Melo gets waived as soon as Monday.
In his brief stint with the team, Anthony has averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, while shooting a poor 40.5 percent from the floor. After a lopsided 1-of-11 shooting performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder, it seemed like the Rockets were certain that a move had to be done – and the team’s players are all aware that Melo is most likely done with the team.
“One of the reasons I’m here, besides it’s 10 games in, about, is I think there’s just a lot of unfair-like rumours and everything going around about him,” Morey said on Sunday. “He’s been great with us. As Coach [Mike D’Antoni] said yesterday, his approach has been great. He’s accepted every role Coach has given him — starting, off the bench, whatever it’s been.
“We’re struggling as a team, and it’s my job, it’s Coach’s job to figure this thing out. But from Guy 1 to Guy 15 — and I’ll put myself in there; a lot of this is on me right now — we’re not playing well. We’ve just got to figure it out. We’re evaluating everything.”
The Rockets signed Anthony to a one-year, $2.4-million deal over the offseason. The Boston Celtics have emerged as a possible destination for the ten-time NBA All-Star.