Carmelo Anthony's time with the Houston Rockets has come to an end after just 10 games
Anthony and the Rockets have mutually come to the decision to part ways, the team announced Thursday, but there are no immediate plans to waive him.
Statement from Daryl Morey on Carmelo Anthony's future with team.- Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) November 15, 2018
"After much internal discussion, the Rockets will be parting ways with Carmelo Anthony and we are working toward a resolution."
Details: https://t.co/YX8TnF6xRv pic.twitter.com/ctvlERcXfj
Anthony has not been with the team for its last three games - after missing two with an illness, the 10-time All-Star did not travel with the team on its one-game trip to face the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night.
The news comes ahead of the Rockets' Thursday night Western Conference Finals rematch with the Golden State Warriors.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski added that Houston will keep Anthony on its roster for the time being as it is the best course of action - injuries and trades could allow an opportunity elsewhere for Anthony to open up in due time.
For now, Anthony will remain on the Rockets roster, but will not rejoin the team, sources said. Anthony's wisest course of action could be exercising patience and allowing changes in league rosters - through trades, injuries, team needs --- to create more playing options for him. https://t.co/L5aC5Ueah0- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 15, 2018
In 10 games this season, Anthony is averaging 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, but the Rockets got off to a 4-6 start in the games in which he was active. Houston signed Anthony for the veteran's minimum this offseason after he was traded from Oklahoma City and bought out by Atlanta.
Houston enters tonight's game against Golden State with a 6-7 record having won two straight games over Indiana and Denver.