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Houston source claims Carmelo Anthony ‘would have been better off’ signing with Heat instead of Rockets

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The Miami Heat and Carmelo Anthony had mutual interest in getting a deal done in the summer of 2018 before Melo opted to sign with the Houston Rockets.

A Rockets source says Anthony, who might have played his last game in the NBA, “would have been better off” signing with the Heat instead of the Rockets.

“I feel awful that it ended the way it did,” says another Rockets source, via Baxter Holmes of ESPN. “He would have been better off either going to Miami or just not playing. But those 10 games … basically ruined him.”

Anthony played in just 10 games with the Rockets last season before the franchise exiled and traded him to the Chicago Bulls in January. The 10-time All-Star averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds with the Rockets while shooting 40.5 percent from the field, 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free-throw line.

The Bulls waived Anthony in February. Since then, no team has expressed interest in signing the future Hall of Famer.

Brooklyn Nets stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving reportedly pushed management to sign Anthony, but the franchise didn’t. There is a real chance we may have seen the last of Anthony in the NBA.

If that’s the case, it would be a sad end to what was a great career.

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