Carmelo Anthony reportedly was traded Thursday from the Thunder to the Hawks, and it doesn’t appear the star forward will be in Atlanta for long.
Anthony is expected to be waived and become a free agent, but where will he end up next?
Apparently he has been telling people for more than a week that he expects to join the Rockets, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge, who cited an unidentified league source.
It should surprise no one that @carmeloanthony has been telling people for more than a week that he’ll ultimately wind up with the Rockets, per league source.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 19, 2018
Multiple reports have surfaced indicating that the Rockets are considered the front-runners to sign Anthony, especially with his good friend Chris Paul having some influence on Houston’s front office. Anthony is also considering the Heat, according to ESPN.
Anthony is expected to still receive the full $27.9 million he’s owed for next season in the buyout with the Hawks.
In his first and only season with the Thunder, Anthony averaged 16.2 points while shooting 40.4 percent in a reduced role in Oklahoma City.