Carmelo Anthony’s stint in Houston is over after just 10 games, the team announced Thursday.
The Rockets are not expected to place the 10-time All-Star on waivers. Instead Anthony will remain on Houston’s roster, but not rejoin the team according to Wojnarowski.
Carmelo Anthony’s brief stop with the Houston Rockets is over, league sources tell ESPN. Anthony will part ways with team, although there are no immediate plans to place 10-time All-Star on waivers. Team announcement is expected before Rockets play Golden State tonight.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 15, 2018
Anthony’s short stint in Houston was nearly a disaster, with forward shooting 40 percent from the field and just over 32 percent from downtown. The tipping point was a November 8 game vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder, when Carmelo shot 1-for-11, scoring two points in 20 minutes, and finished with a -22 plus/minus. Anthony hasn’t played in a game since.
“After much internal discussion, the Rockets will be parting ways with Carmelo Anthony and we are working toward a resolution,” Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said in a statement. “Carmelo had a tremendous approach during his time with the Rockets and accepted every role head coach Mike D’Antoni gave him. The fit we envisioned when Carmelo chose to sign with the Rockets has not materialized, therefore we thought it was best to move on as any other outcome would have been unfair to him.”
Anthony is not eligible to be traded until December 15, and is currently on a one-year deal worth $2.4 million for this year.