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It appears Carmelo Anthony’s first season with the Houston Rockets is nearing an end, and not even one month into it.
According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Anthony has been informed “that his brief time with the team will soon be ending.”
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
Anthony signed a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum of $2.4 million with Houston after being bought out by the Atlanta Hawks.
If Houston decides to waive Anthony, it would be responsible for paying him the rest of the contract.
Does Melo still want to be on the Rockets? “I mean, you’re asking the wrong guy,” Daryl Morey said. “Everything I can tell is yes.”
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) November 11, 2018
Anthony shot only 1-of-11 in a blowout loss at Oklahoma City, where he played last season, Thursday night. The Thunder traded Anthony last summer to the Hawks, who then bought him out.
On the season, the 34-year-old Anthony is averaging 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds, while shooting only 40.5 percent from the floor, including 32.8 percent from deep and 68.2 percent from the free-throw line in 29.4 minutes per game.
– Colton Jones contributed to this report.