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The Houston Rockets will have interest in Carmelo Anthony if he’s bought out by the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to a report from the New York Times.
The Thunder and Anthony are working through scenarios to part ways. Anthony will be either traded, bought out or have his contract stretched.
The Houston Rockets are among the teams that will have interest in Carmelo Anthony once he secures his free agency, according to league sources
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 6, 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.