It might feel like Carmelo Anthony joined the Houston Rockets weeks ago but it’s now finally official. According to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania, Anthony has verbally agreed to sign with the Rockets and has informed the team of decision to sign upon return from Africa.
Melo reached a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks last week, giving back $2.4 million of his $27.9M salary, but that $2.4 million is the veteran’s minimum that he’ll get back when he puts pen to paper on his reported one-year deal with Houston. The 33-year old forward was traded to the Hawks last month as part of a three-team deal that included point guard Dennis Schroder going to Oklahoma City.
Last season, his first with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Anthony averaged a career-low 16.2 points per game as well as 5.8 rebounds.
In regards to his time with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Anthony recently