After days of reports and speculation about whether or not Carmelo Anthony would return to the Houston Rockets, a decision has finally been reached. According to 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 Carmelo experiment in Houston is over. pic.twitter.com/Q9gCrx8Lur
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) November 15, 2018
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.