From NBA Twitter and media reports
Aug 13, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Free agent forward Carmelo Anthony plans to sign his one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Houston Rockets on Monday, league sources told ESPN. Anthony has traveled to Houston, and will finish his physical Monday before signing the contract, league sources said. Anthony, 34, also received $25.4 million of his original 2018-19 salary -- minus a $2.4 million contract buyout with the Atlanta Hawks. ... Anthony met with GM Daryl Morey and coach Mike D'Antoni in Las Vegas during summer league. The Thunder granted permission to do, once the sides decided that a parting was imminent. Anthony had also met with the Miami Heat, and considered signing there.Anthony was waived by the Atlanta Hawks on July 30, after being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder on July 19. On Aug. 7, Charania confirmed Anthony and the Rockets verbally agreed to a deal that Anthony would eventually sign after an offseason trip to Africa. Anthony’s lone season in Oklahoma City was largely a bust. He averaged 16.2 points and struggled at times in his new role alongside Russell Westbrook and Paul George. The 10-time All-Star posted career lows in scoring average and field goal percentage, and the Thunder were ousted in the first round of the playoffs by Utah.