Published: Sat, July 07, 2018
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Houston Rockets Interested In Carmelo Anthony Once He's Bought Out

Houston Rockets Interested In Carmelo Anthony Once He's Bought Out

Following one dismal season in Oklahoma City, the former Knick appears headed elsewhere shortly after opting in to the $27.9 contract for next season.

But, according to a new report from ESPN insiders Royce Young and Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder are looking into ways to relieve themselves of his services.

Carmelo Anthony didn't like his reduced role and the Thunder weren't keen on paying him big money to fail at it. Here are eight viable options.

Anthony still holds trade veto power, but it's likely that any proposed deal would be with a team wanting simply to waive Anthony and allow him into free agency.

Anthony is a 10-time All-Star and and a six-time All-NBA selection.

The Heat, which has 11 players under contract for $120 million (just below the $123 million tax bill), doesn't have the cap space to take Anthony back in a trade without giving players back in the trade, which would be pointless in OKC's case.

Anthony said numerous right things during his time in Oklahoma City, talking continuously about how he'd "accepted" and "sacrificed" for a role as a third banana.

Anthony struggled for most of the 2017-18 season, averaging 16.2 points per game on 40.4 percent shooting from the field and 35.7 percent shooting from the perimeter.

The Houston Rockets are among the teams interested in Anthony once he hits free agency, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

Anthony is due to make $28 million this season, his last in a five-year, $125 million contract he signed with NY before getting moved to Oklahoma City.

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Anthony expressed to the Thunder at the end of the team's playoff run he would not accept a bench role.

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