Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets Is Almost a Done Deal
The former sharpshooter will become a free agent after agreeing to a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks.
It remains to be seen whether his stagnant career will take off once again, but Carmelo Anthony is going to be a Rocket.
Anthony, who took no blame for his failures last season in Oklahoma City, has reportedly reached a buyout agreement with the Hawks less than a week after being traded to Atlanta.
Under the terms of the deal, Anthony will give back $2.4 million and become a free agent. Since that figure is the veteran’s minimum salary, that’s what Anthony will likely sign for in Houston.
The Hawks will place Anthony on waivers within the hour, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/zzJ39CZoPp
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 30, 2018
He’ll have to wait 48 hours and clear waivers until he can sign with the team, but it seems imminent that Anthony will become a Rocket.
The 10-time All-Star forward has been working out with Houston stars Chris Paul and James Harden, and met with general manager Daryl Morey and Houston coach Mike D’Antoni in Las Vegas during the summer league.
The move makes sense for Anthony as he won’t lose any money and will get the chance to play for a team that came up one win short of making the NBA Finals.
If adding Anthony to a Rockets core that features Paul, Harden, and Clint Capela is enough to push Houston past Golden State is the real question.
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