In news that no one could have possibly seen coming, it appears Carmelo Anthony and the Houston Rockets might be re-evaluating their relationship after a slow start to the season for both parties.
If he clears waivers, Anthony would be free to sign with any team that wants him, and you'd figure the National Basketball Association isn't out of such teams just yet. He's never been a great defender, and his offensive game has diminished to the point that he's shooting barely 40 percent from the field. Again, that's why he's here. "I understand it he's obviously a Hall of Famer".
Anthony's spot on the roster is likely to be filled by signing undrafted rookie Gary Clark, now on a two-way contract, for the minimum.
After opening the season coming off the bench for the first time in his National Basketball Association career, Anthony hasn't exactly been an impact player on offense for the Rockets. "He's a player. Defense, rebounding, right position, shoots the ball".
Rockets star James Harden said he didn't have enough information to comment about Anthony's situation, while Chris Paul, who along with Harden helped recruit Anthony over the summer, praised his longtime friend but was vague about Anthony's future with the Rockets. Speaking to reporters before Sunday's game GM Daryl Morey said he expects Anthony to return when he's back to being healthy, and that he has done everything the coaching staff has asked of him. "That's like a brother to me, know what I mean?"
It would not surprise me if we hear of some personal issues between Carmelo and the coaching staff as this story develops.