5 best options for Carmelo Anthony now that he’s done with Rockets
General manager Daryl Morey initially denied the early rumors that Anthony was done with the Rockets, but now the decision to part ways is official.
The Rockets aren’t going to waive Anthony just yet, but he won’t play another game with the team as he tries to figure out his next move. He will now be without a team during the season for the first time in his career. But the future Hall of Famer should have options moving forward, including the possibility of retirement if he so chooses. Should Anthony and the Rockets part ways, there are five options he should consider.
5. Retire from NBA
Anthony has achieved a lot in his career. He has been a member of the All-Rookie team, a 10-time All-Star, a six-time All-NBA member, an Olympian and the best player on two storied franchises in the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks. He has scored 25,551 career points, good for 19th in NBA history.
These are accomplishments Anthony can be proud of and be satisfied with. Very few players in league history have achieved what Melo has in 15-plus seasons. If he goes the retirement route, no one would blame him for hanging up his jersey for good, though he could potentially go to China or somewhere else overseas and be a legend. The BIG3 could also be calling his name. There are basketball options after the NBA.
4. Wait until after the All-Star break before making a decision
It’s so easy to tell Anthony where he should go now, but it’s actually difficult to gauge which teams are really going to be in the playoff hunt this early in the season. If he’s unsure about whether to retire or not, the Syracuse product could wait for a while before he decides. Perhaps waiting until the All-Star break would be good for Anthony, who may need some time to consider his options and not rush into one he may regret down the road.