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Carmelo Anthony has thanked the Oklahoma City Thunder and its fans after officially joining the Houston Rockets, saying he’s sorry that things didn’t work out in his lone season in OKC.
Anthony, who signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with Houston, averaged a career-low 16.2 points per game with the Thunder and shot only 40.4 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from beyond the arc.
Despite struggling in OKC, Anthony says he appreciates the fans for embracing him and rooting for the team all season.
“Thank You, OKC. I know it was only one season, but from the time I arrived in OKC, I was greeted with so much love from The Team, The Organization, and of course the INCREDIBLE fans of this amazing city. Throughout the entire season, game after game, you cheered me on and rooted for us as a team. That is something I will always cherish and never forget. That genuine support kept me going all season long.
“IN LIFE, I’ve learned that things don’t always turn out how you want. I wanted nothing more than to make it work here & help bring this city a championship. I’m sorry it didn’t work out while I was here.
“Thank you to Russ, PG, Sam Presti, Coach Billy Donovan, my trainers and the entire staff who work so hard and diligently at Chesapeake Energy Arena and the practice facility. I appreciate you all very much. Last but not least, Thank You to (Thunder part-owner and chairman) Mr. (Clay) Bennett for believing in me.
“This chapter of my career may be coming to an end but my story is far from over. Love Always.”