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Carmelo Anthony officially joins the Rockets

By on August 8, 2018
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It’s official!

According to sources, Carmelo Anthony has verbally agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million veteran’s minimum contract with the Houston Rockets.

The news comes just over a week when he cleared waivers after being released by the Atlanta Hawks, who absorbed close to the entirety of his $27.9 million contract for 2018/19. He was initially traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks in a three-team deal last month.

The ten-time All-Star struggled in his only season with the Thunder in 2017/18, averaging a career-low 16.2 points to go along with 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 78 games.

Despite the down year and his declining productivity on the court, the Rockets feel that a reunion with head coach Mike D’Antoni and playing alongside close friend Chris Paul will invigorate him and allow him to perform to his full potential.

He has a lot of incentive to have a bounce back campaign in hopes of fetching a big money deal in unrestricted free agency next summer.

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