After just 10 games this season with the Rockets, 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony is on his way to Chicago, albeit not without any controversies.
It has been reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Anthony will not be lacing up for the Bulls, in fact, he will be released.
Carmelo Anthony will not play a game for the Bulls, but it is possible that franchise holds off on waiving him until the trade deadline, league sources tell ESPN. Bulls could include him in a one-for-one trade, but can’t aggregate his contract in another deal.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 21, 2019
Anthony had averages of 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest during his short tenure with the Rockets and was unable to fit into the line-up alongside Chris Paul and James Harden. The Rockets offense is built largely on Harden’s high ball usage and iso-plays which significantly clashes with Anthony’s playing style.
With injuries to Clint Capela, the Rockets was desperate to sign Kenneth Faried from the Brooklyn Nets which in a ripple effect, caused them to terminate James Nunnally’s 10-day contract to free up a roster spot.
“I don’t think it’s right,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said of having to terminate Nunnally. “There’s ways (the league) could have facilitated it.”
The Los Angeles Lakers remain as prime candidates to get Anthony’s signature due to his relationship with Lebron James. The 17-year veteran could fit into a young Lakers roster to provide experience and to stretch the floor.Leave a comment