Rockets To Waive Carmelo Anthony Soon

Rockets To Waive Carmelo Anthony Soon

That hasn't been the case at all, though, as Carmelo Anthony has been a negative to the team when he's been on the floor.

Carmelo Anthony has appeared in 10 games this season.

Anthony, who is in his 16th season, has averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 10 games with two starts this season.

Carmelo Anthony and the coaching staff have entered "fluid" discussions over this role with the team this season.

Anthony shot only 1-of-11 in a blowout loss at Oklahoma City, where he played last season, Thursday night.

"I would expect him to be playing when he's healthy", Morey said when asked whether Anthony would return to the lineup. "He's been great with us". "He's been great with us, as coach [Mike D'Antoni] said yesterday". He's accepted every role Coach has given him - starting, off the bench, whatever it's been.

It's my job, it's coach's job to figure this thing out.

You can imagine the two sides aren't going to agree that the answer is increasing Anthony's minutes. "That's a hindrance ... and we've got to fix that". GM Daryl Morey said before the game that Anthony has been the target of "unfair speculation". That removing one player - who doesn't even start - could have such a positive impact is incredible. "I understand it he's obviously a Hall of Famer".

Anthony's spot on the roster is likely to be filled by signing undrafted rookie Gary Clark, now on a two-way contract, for the minimum. With 15 players under contract, that's exactly what they'd have to do to add Anthony.

The Rockets defeated the Indiana Pacers at home on Sunday to move to 5-7 on the year. Chris Paul, who along with Harden helped recruit Anthony over the summer, praised his longtime friend but was vague about Anthony's future with the Rockets.

"I know that we're talking about everything", he said.

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