Houston Planning to Waive Carmelo Anthony
The Carmelo Anthony Houston era is over, after only 10 games.
Melo’s representatives are said to be gathering intel around the NBA about where he’ll end up next.
Sources on ESPN: With no ongoing discussions to rejoin the Rockets, Carmelo Anthony’s reps spent Monday gathering information from NBA front offices to find a landing spot. https://t.co/U6tTBZ4ihO
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 12, 2018
Rival front-offices are perplexed that Anthony’s time in H-Town was so short-lived.
With no ongoing discussions about Carmelo Anthony rejoining the Houston Rockets, his representatives spent Monday gathering information from NBA front offices about a potential landing spot for the 10-time All-Star forward, league sources told ESPN.
Barring a change of direction, the Rockets are moving toward waiving Anthony in the near future, league sources said.
Anthony, 34, has remained eager to play and try to contribute to the Rockets, sources said.
Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins recently spoke about ‘Father Time’ and Carmelo Anthony in an interview with Marc Spears of the Undefeated.
Wilkins, the nine-time All-Star who played 16 NBA seasons, had stints with the Clippers, Celtics, Spurs, Magic and Hawks and knows what it’s like when the game begins to surpass you. Wilkins, 58, says he can “relate” to Anthony’s situation, where’s he’s reportedly expected to be waived by the Rockets.
“Father Time don’t wait for no one, man,” Wilkins told The Undefeated. “We try to fight it, but you just can’t fight it. The competitiveness kind of kicks in and keeps your mind thinking you can do it on that level.”
Also showing sympathy is former Nuggets tammate and MVP Allen Iverson, who faced similar frustrations later on in his career. He took to the gram, sharing an image of the two saying “Same fight, different round”
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We don’t know where Melo will end up, but we, like everyone else, want to see him back doing what he loves best.