UPDATE: Houston has decided they will move on from Carmelo, though the organization has no immediate plans to waive him. For now, his representatives will look for options in the market to pick him up off waivers, so his salary doesn’t cause a hit (if he doesn’t get picked up off waivers). At the moment, it’s best if he is patient, as teams continue shuffling through lineups due to injury and trades for the best situation.
The franchise emphasizes that ‘Melo has done everything asked of him up to this point and they just decided to part ways mutually.
Is Carmelo Anthony‘s tenure with the Houston Rockets already coming to an end?
Earlier today, the New York Times came out saying that the Rockets organization was looking to move on from ‘Melo for unspecified reasons. Off first glance, Houston’s poor start to the season and his play could be factors in that.
The Rockets have denied they are waiving Carmelo Anthony, but two sources close to the situation say Anthony has been informed that his brief time with the team will soon be ending. Anthony has been listed as "out" for Houston's game tonight against Indiana due to illness
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) November 11, 2018
Sources: Rockets players and coaches believe that Carmelo Anthony has played his final game for the franchise.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) November 12, 2018
General manager Daryl Morey came out and refuted the speculation with a press conference of his own, saying that Anthony has been out the past few games due to an “illness” and he expects to see him in the lineup when his health is 100%.
Despite refuting reports, it seems like Carmelo is having problems with yet another team. Though it seemed like he accepted his role off the bench in Houston, their problems are deeper than Anthony helping them on offense.
Trying to make my guy @carmeloanthony the fall guy huh!? Man y’all need to stop. That’s the easy way out instead of addressing what the real problem.
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 12, 2018
Where could ‘Melo go and thrive in the twilight of his career?