Sixers named among two teams interested in Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

Sixers named among two teams interested in Carmelo Anthony

Although Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has denied reports the team is on the verge of waiving the 10-time All-Star, Wojnarowski reports Anthony will be let go in the near future "barring a change of direction".

If he had his way, Carmelo Anthony would suit up for the Houston Rockets on Thursday night against the Warriors. Anthony wants to get back on the court with the Rockets to help contribute, but it appears coach Mike D'Antoni is planning on giving more minutes to rookie Gary Clark.

In 10 games with the Rockets, Anthony averaged 13.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting - 32.8 percent from beyond the arc.

This summer, Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks, who immediately waived his $27.9 million contract so he could hit free agency to sign with another team on the veteran's minimum.

Anthony will miss third straight game on Tuesday with what the team is calling an illness, though the validity of that remains in question. The Rockets are also off to a slow start with a 5-7 record, though the team started the year 1-5.

But whether it be Miami, Philadelphia or another team, Anthony's next pit stop could be coming sooner rather than later.

Which teams Anthony's representatives have talked to aren't included in the report, but the timing of Anthony's departure doesn't seem to set him up for making an immediate move to a new team. Anthony's best short-term course of action could become the exercising of patience.

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