The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 21, 2019
Anthony won’t play a game for the Bulls, league source tells ESPN. He will be released and become a free agent if he clears waivers. https://t.co/Oo2IA0nsJP— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 21, 2019
Jalen Rose recently said he hopes Anthony plays again. “He can still contribute, it’s just finding the right opportunity is tough because unless there’s a major injury, a contending team probably wouldn’t add him,” Rose told TMZSports. Then a lottery team’s probably looking to ‘Stop Tryin’ for Zion’ so they’re tanking in a lot of ways. “Maybe an injury happens and he gets back in the league. But I hope so, I hope so. I don’t want him to end after 10 games in Houston. He deserves better for somebody going to the Hall of Fame.” The Rockets parted ways with Anthony in November and he played his final game with them on Nov. 8. Anthony played just 10 games for the Rockets after signing a one-year, $2.4 million deal during the offseason. He was linked to the Lakers and his good friend LeBron James, but so far nothing has come of that. “Not at this point, not at this point,” Rose said. “The Laker thing seemed to die quick.” The 34-year-old Anthony is a 10-time All-Star who has had a tough time over the last two seasons. He averaged a career-low 16.2 points in 78 starts in a tumultuous season for the Thunder last season before coming to Houston — and accepting a reserve role for the first time in his 16-year career.
For Anthony, his best bet is waiting until the Feb. 7 trade deadline to find his next team. He can wait for roster spots to open, trades to happen, etc, that’ll create the best opportunity for him. Anthony wants to find a place to contribute. https://t.co/cRgbMalvTl— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 21, 2019