The unusual summer saga of Carmelo Anthony finally seems to have an end in sight as the former Knicks and Thunder star's buyout was finalised by the Atlanta Hawks, Monday. That's veteran's minimum he'll get back with new team.
Anthony was traded by OKC to to Atlanta as part of a three team deal with the Sixers earlier this month that saw PG Dennis Schroder link up with the Thunder.
It remains to be seen whether his stagnant career will take off once again, but Carmelo Anthony is going to be a Rocket.
It was always the plan to waive Anthony following his acquisition from Oklahoma City.
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But the Hawks waived him on Monday (Tuesday NZ time), allowing Anthony to sign a free-agent deal with the Rockets, who lost 4-3 to the Warriors in the Western Conference finals this year.
Anthony is hoping playing alongside longtime friend Chris Paul will change that, as he is bound to play a similar role behind the two-headed snake of Paul and reigning MVP James Harden.
The 34-year-old Anthony had been the headliner his entire career - he's 19th in National Basketball Association history with 25,417 points - but he was more of a catch-and-shoot scorer last season instead of the isolation specialist he had always been. In Game 6 of the first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz that ended Oklahoma City's season, he played fewer minutes than backup Jerami Grant.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.