Carmelo Anthony's Time with Rockets Will 'Soon Be Ending'

Ruben Holloway
November 12, 2018

Carmelo Anthony's tenure with the Rockets "will soon be ending", according to the New York Times. The Rockets guard has been the snatching headlines today amid rumors that the team is considering waiving him, after the team as a whole has been experiencing a rough start to a season bloated with high expectations.

Anthony, 34, has been away from the team for two games with what has been described as an "illness", and he didn't join the Rockets on their trip to Denver, sources said.

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Rockets general manager Daryl Morey then met with reporters before the Rockets' win over the Indiana Pacers, and issued what seemed to be a denial of Stein's report. "I understand it he's obviously a Hall of Famer". The reality is that Anthony is a below-replacement level player and he doesn't seem to want to play within the system that Mike D'Antoni has set for this team.

Anthony has struggled through his first 10 games as a Rocket, averaging 13.4 points per game on just over 40 per cent shooting. He has been used primarily as a reserve.

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As of now, it's unclear how the Rockets will handle the Anthony situation. He signed a one-year deal with the Rockets in the summer after he was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks.

Clearly, the hope coming into the season was that Anthony could be that player who gives the Rockets that extra spark on offense to compete with the Warriors.

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