Will he stay? Will he go?
It’s not news that Carmelo Anthony and the Rockets are in talks with his role in the organization and whether or not he will stay in Houston. But a recent development suggest he’ll soon be exiting.
According to a report from New York Times’ Marc Stein, there are sources with knowledge of the situation that are saying Anthony “has been informed” his brief stint with the team will “soon be ending.”
The Rockets have denied they are waiving Carmelo Anthony, but two sources close to the situation say Anthony has been informed that his brief time with the team will soon be ending. Anthony has been listed as “out” for Houston’s game tonight against Indiana due to illness
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) November 11, 2018
However, Houston strongly denies the report. Owner Daryl Morey said the rumors were unfair before the Rockets face the Pacers Sunday night, a game Anthony will not participate in due to illness.
“One of the reason I’m here … is I think there’s just a lot of unfair rumors and everything going around about him,” Morey
Daryl Morey says Melo is really sick. “I would expect him to be playing when he’s healthy.” pic.twitter.com/kDjy6jgZkz
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) November 11, 2018 ” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>told reporters. “He’s been great with us, as coach (Mike D’Antoni) said yesterday, he’s approach has been great, he’s accepted every role coach has given him — starting, off the bench, whatever it’s been.
“We’re struggling as a team … we’re not playing well, we’ve got to figure it out. We’ll evaluating everything.”
Morey also added he expects Anthony to be playing as soon as he is healthy.
Houston has been struggling as of late, losing two consecutive games after a three-game win streak. The Rockets sit at 4-7 and are fourth in the Southwest Division.
Anthony has played in all but one game, but he’s only started twice. He’s averaging 13.4 points in 29.4 minutes of action.