On Thursday, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey announced the intention to end Anthony’s career in Houston, “After much internal discussion, the Rockets will be parting ways with Carmelo Anthony and we are working toward a resolution.”
“Carmelo had a tremendous approach during his time with the Rockets and accepted every role head coach Mike D’Antoni gave him. The fit we envisioned when Carmelo chose to sign with the Rockets has not materialized, therefore we thought it was best to move on as any other outcome would have been unfair to him,” he continued.
So what does this mean? According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Anthony will remain on the Rockets roster, but will not rejoin the team, 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.
Anthony’s $2.4 million veteran’s minimum salary could be claimed on waivers, or should he clear waivers he will be eligible to sign with a team.
Because he signed with the Rockets as a free agent this summer, Anthony is not eligible to be traded until after the Dec. 15 trade restriction. So any potential deal would be at least a month away.