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The Houston Rockets are determined to sign Carmelo Anthony once he and the Oklahoma City Thunder part ways, according to a report from ESPN.
Anthony will be either traded, bought out or have his contract stretched by the Thunder.
Rockets lose two forwards now — including Ariza — from NBA’s best regular season team. Houston is detemined to sign Carmelo Anthony once he becomes free in OKC, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/SfHAWntNlH
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 9, 2018
Anthony’s lone season in OKC was a big disappointment, as the veteran scorer averaged a career-low 16.2 points per game and shot only 40.4 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from three.
The playoffs were even worse for Anthony, as he averaged 11.8 points while shooting a woeful 37.5 percent from the field and 21.4 percent from beyond the arc. The Thunder had an offensive rating of 98.6 when Anthony was on the court compared to 116.8 when he was on the bench.
Anthony was heavily linked to the Rockets last summer. The Knicks and Rockets discussed a Anthony trade on several occasions, but were never able to agree upon a deal.
Chris Paul is advocating the Rockets to acquire his good friend Anthony, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.