NBA Executives Expect Carmelo Anthony on NBA Team by the Deadline
A month ago, it appeared as though a return to the NBA this season would be slim for Carmelo Anthony.
Now, there is a growing belief across NBA executives that Melo is not done just yet.
Melo and the Houston Rockets mutually parted ways in November and the former All-Star has not appeared in an NBA game since November 8. He’s contract is still owned by the Rockets and it remains unclear whether the team will trade or waive the veteran forward.
According to reports, several teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers have been linked to Anthony who is expected to join a new team around the trade deadline. Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Rockets in the offseason after being bought out by the Atlanta Hawks.
The 34 year old averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds through 10 games with the Rockets on putrid shooting from the field. Anthony’s production has started to very heavily decline with age since his days in New York. Unable to offer much on the defensive end, Anthony will be looked at as a potential option off the bench to provide an offensive spark.
In his time away from the Rockets, he has been working out with Chris Brickley at Life Time Fitness.