All the signs are pointing towards Carmelo Anthony joining the Houston Rockets for the 2018-19 season. According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, the 10-time All-Star is expected to receive a one-year, $2.4 million deal from Houston once he is released from the Atlanta Hawks and has cleared waivers, a process that could take another week.
Link one more time to full @NYTSports' coverage of Carmelo Anthony's looming move to the Houston Rockets: https://t.co/5odrLe7T8z https://t.co/TNcdqC03wd- Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 23, 2018
Anthony is coming off of the worst season of his career, but he still brings some firepower on offense. Not only is he more than capable of creating his own shot in isolation and in the post, he's a threat to score from the perimeter. The fact that his efficiency was down slightly from long range last season didn't prevent him from knocking down a career-best 169 3-pointers as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
With Chris Paul and James Harden feeding him the ball, the Rockets are hoping Anthony will have a better season in Houston than he did in Oklahoma City.
If he does, the addition of Anthony would help the Rockets replace Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute, two forwards who helped turn the franchise into a powerhouse in the Western Conference last season. While he's not the defender those players are, Anthony has the potential to make the second-best offense in the league even scarier.