After signing with the Houston Rockets as a free agent in August, forward Carmelo Anthony and the team parted ways in November, after the veteran played just 10 games with the franchise. Two months later, they traded him to the Chicago Bulls in a money-saving move, and Chicago will either trade him or waive him before he can play a game for them.
“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 on Nov. 15. “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 has thus earned the dubious distinction of being traded twice to teams that had no plans to keep him in the same year. He was dealt to Atlanta in the summer, who let him go so he could sign with the Rockets. Now, Chicago is expected to do the same.
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