As expected, the Houston Rockets will part ways with Carmelo Anthony, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Carmelo Anthony will remain on the roster, but won’t be with the team anymore.
For now, Anthony will remain on the Rockets roster, but will not rejoin the team, sources said. Anthony’s wisest course of action could be exercising patience and allowing changes in league rosters – through trades, injuries, team needs — to create more playing options for him. https://t.co/L5aC5Ueah0
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 15, 2018
Carmelo Anthony’s 10-game test run with the Rockets failed miserably. The 10-time All-Star has been a negative to the Rockets when he’s been on the floor. Houston has a net rating of minus-9.0 with Anthony on the court and minus-0.2 with him on the bench, per NBA.com. Anthony is averaging 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game on the season while shooting 40.5 percent from the field and 32.8 percent from beyond the arc in the 10 games he’s played in.
Anthony’s reps have begun to look for a possible landing spot for the veteran scorer. It’s unclear if any teams in the league have interest in Melo considering he’s been a negative player the last couple of seasons. Anthony’s last days with the New York Knicks were filled with drama and dysfunction, while his lone season with the Oklahoma City Thunder didn’t work out either.
If Carmelo Anthony can’t make things work with his pal Chris Paul in Houston, does this signal the end for the future Hall of Famer? Only time will tell.