Carmelo Anthony Looking For Other NBA Options Amid Rockets Buyout Rumors

Carmelo Anthony's representatives are actively searching for potential landing spots for the player following revelations of the Houston Rockets looking to waive him after just 10 games.

That is according to ESPN's NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, who claims that no discussions are being had between the team and player as it relates to him rejoining them, having been left out of their last two games.

Wojnarowski also reports that the forward will not be in the squad when the Rockets play the Nuggets in Denver on Tuesday night.


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So far, the team has refused to confirm their desire to part ways with Anthony. However, league sources insist that former Oklahoma City Thunder star has played his last game for the Rockets, with executives around the league, as well as the player himself, "privately expressing surprise at the speed with which Houston is short-circuiting this partnership."

"We've been extremely happy with his approach," Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said on Sunday. "Every reason we've brought him here, he's followed."

"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."

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Per the report, Anthony remains willing to contribute, yet head coach Mike D'Antoni is now looking to hand rookie Gary Clark a bigger role in the side, something which would leave the 34-year-old playing even fewer minutes if he is somehow kept.

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If he is released, Anthony could either have his veteran's minimum $2.4 million claimed on waivers or he could clear waivers to become a free agent.

Several NBA teams are said to be weighing up the possibility of acquiring the player, with GMs and coaches looking to see how bringing him in could benefit their teams.

Anthony, though, might need to exercise some patience as teams aren't usually keen on roster moves at such a point in the season.


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