When the Houston Rockets acquired Carmelo Anthony this summer, it was viewed as an opportunity for the veteran scorer to get his career back on track following a subpar stint with Oklahoma City. However, it soon became evident that this experiment wasn’t going as expected, and reports indicated that we were on the verge of seeing the Anthony era in Houston come to an end.
After days of reports and speculation, we have finally reached the finish line. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarwski of ESPN, the Rockets and Anthony will part ways on Thursday, although the franchise does not plan on placing him on waivers right away. In fact, he’s going to stay on Houston’s roster for the time being, but he just won’t be with the team.
The Rockets made the official announcement shortly after Woj’s initial report.
Anthony appeared in 10 games with a pair of starts for the Rockets, averaging 13.4 points in 29.4 minutes a night. Both of those represent career lows, and while his efficiency numbers aren’t quite that bad, they were still subpar, as he connected on 40.5 percent of his shots from the field and hit threes at a 32.8 percent clip.
Now Anthony will sit and wait, ostensibly taking his time for the right situation to pop up … unless, of course, he decides to heed Tracy McGrady’s advice and call it a career.