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Wednesday / December 12.
  • Rockets reportedly believe Carmelo Anthony has played his final game in Houston

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    Rockets players believe Carmelo Anthony has played his final game in Houston, according to a report from ESPN.

    The former Knick has played 10 games for the Rockets (5-7), averaging 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds.

    Anthony, who was out for the second straight game on Sunday night with an illness, is in his first season with the Rockets after one year in Oklahoma City.

    Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey denied a New York Times report that Anthony’s time with the team will end soon.

    “That’s inaccurate,” he said before Sunday’s game. “I would expect Carmelo to be playing when he’s healthy.”

    Still, Marc Stein of the Times reports Anthony’s time with the Rockets appears to be coming to a close.

    The Rockets, who reached the Western Conference finals last season, are off to a disappointing 5-7 start, with many outsiders blaming Anthony for the struggles.

    Morey went on to say that he wanted to speak to reporters in large part to defend Anthony.

    Morey says: “it’s unfair that there’s all this speculation on just one person. I understand it, he’s obviously a Hall of Famer. But it’s unfair.”

    Meantime, Twitter has gone ablaze on the subject, with Anthony’s good friend Dwyane Wade among those chiming in.

    Veteran NBA reporter Chris Sheridan reported Monday that the Sixers, who just traded Dario Saric in the Jimmy Butler deal, are considering adding Anthony to the mix.

    (The AP contributed)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.