Houston Rockets, Carmelo Anthony to part ways

NBA.com Global on Nov 16, 2018 07:04 AM
Houston Rockets, Carmelo Anthony to part ways
FILE - SAN ANTONIO, TX - OCTOBER 7: Carmelo Anthony #7 and Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets look on against the San Antonio Spurs during a pre-season game on October 7, 2018 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)

Houston Rockets press release

HOUSTON – Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey today issued a statement on forward Carmelo Anthony’s future with the team.

“After much internal discussion, the Rockets will be parting ways with Carmelo Anthony and we are working toward a resolution,” said Morey. “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 was originally the third overall pick by Denver in the 2003 NBA Draft and is a 10-time All-Star.  He is one of 11 players in NBA history with career averages of at least 24.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists.  Anthony is also a three-time Olympic gold medalist and is USA Basketball’s all-time leading Olympic scorer and rebounder.

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