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  • LeBron James on Lakers Potentially Signing Carmelo Anthony: 'I Have No Idea'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James had little to say regarding the possibility of Carmelo Anthony joining him in the City of Angels. Speaking after Sunday's 130-117 loss to the Orlando Magic, James directed the topic of Anthony's availability to the..." November 18

  • Iverson: 'No way Melo should retire'

    Uproxx "Carmelo Anthony is at a decision point in his career. Though he’s still on the Houston Rockets right now, his time with them on the floor is over. He’s already played on three teams in three seasons at this point, and a buyout after the Thunder traded him to the Hawks was..." November 17

  • Rockets lure assistant coach Jeff Bzdelik out of retirement with ‘significant raise’

    Pro Basketball Talk "After a slow start, the Rockets got assistant coach Jeff Bzdelik to come out of retirement. How? The usual way employers attract someone to a job. Tim MacMahon of ESPN: Fertitta was alarmed enough to personally recruit defensive guru Jeff Bzdelik, who..." November 17

  • Report: Carmelo Anthony may not find new team until February

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony may be sitting out a while as he looks to continue his NBA career. The Houston Rockets have said that Anthony will not return to the team despite remaining on the roster. That has opened the door to him finding a new organization, but there are no clear suitors and may..." November 16

  • The Team With The Best Odds Of Acquiring Carmelo Anthony Isn’t In The NBA

    Dime Magazine "The brief and tumultuous era of Carmelo Anthony in Houston came to an ignominious end this week. A report emerged last weekend that the organization was working on a resolution to part ways with Melo after the Rockets’ lackluster start to the season, and the front..." November 16

  • The most fitting end to Carmelo Anthony’s career is with the Knicks

    SB Nation "Carmelo Anthony’s time with the Houston Rockets is over, and it’s ending much like his tenure with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Sides are “parting ways” as Anthony failed to fit into Houston’s system which thrives on three-point shooters and..." November 16

  • Why Rockets Aren’t Waiving Carmelo Immediately

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets issued a somewhat unusual press release on Thursday, announcing that they were parting ways with Carmelo Anthony. While the announcement contained much of the same language that a typical press release on a waived player would, GM Daryl..." November 16

  • Carmelo Anthony Recruited by Puerto Rico National Team After Rockets Part Ways

    Bleacher Report "Although there seems to be a limited NBA market for Carmelo Anthony, the Puerto Rico national team would love to have him. "I'm a big fan of Carmelo not only as a basketball player, but more importantly as one of our Puerto Rican heroes," Puerto Rico..." November 16

  • Mike D’Antoni says Carmelo Anthony was poor fit on Rockets

    Larry Brown Sports "Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni spoke on Thursday about the team parting ways with Carmelo Anthony, and he tried to put things as politely as possible. The bottom line is that Anthony was a poor fit on the team, so they decided to move on. Here’s what..." November 16

  • Carmelo parts ways with Rockets after playing 10 games

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony's brief stop with the Houston Rockets is over, league sources told ESPN. Anthony, a 10-time All-Star forward, will part ways with the team after playing only 10 regular season games, sources said. A formal announcement is expected before the Rockets play..." November 15

  • Carmelo Anthony's uncertainty to return not a distraction for Rockets

    Houston Chronicle "Though the Rockets continued to list Carmelo Anthony as out with an illness, no one at Tuesday’s shootaround felt the need to look around to see if he was feeling better, and not just because Anthony did not make the trip to Denver where Anthony’s 16-season NBA career..." November 15

  • Report: Rival scouts believe Rockets’ Chris Paul has lost a step

    Clutch Points "The slow start to the Houston Rockets’ season is clearly more than a poor fit for Carmelo Anthony. In fact, the All-Star duo of Chris Paul and James Harden has had difficulties finding the same success they had a season ago as one of the NBA’s most..." November 15

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Tracy McGrady Says Carmelo Anthony Should Retire

    Hoops Rumors "As Carmelo Anthony continues to sit out with what the Rockets call an illness, one prominent former player thinks that Anthony should call it quits and retire from the NBA. Seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady, speaking while appearing on Tuesday’s..." November 15

  • League executives point to Heat as potential Carmelo Anthony destination

    Clutch Points "NBA League executives point to Heat as potential Carmelo Anthony destination by  Ashish Mathur November 14, 2018 The Houston Rockets are widely expected to part ways with Carmelo Anthonysoon after his 10-game test run failed..." November 15

  • James Harden on His Unique Style of Play: 'You Probably Won't Ever See It Again'

    Bleacher Report "It's fitting that James Harden plays just a stone's throw away from one of NASA's field centers. For the NBA's reigning Most Valuable Player, basketball is all about space. He creates it, challenges it, operates on his own axis within..." November 15

  • Rockets Pursued Frank Vogel For Assistant Coach Job

    Real GM Basketball "Before Jeff Bzdelik was convinced by the Houston Rockets to come out of retirement to return to their bench as an assistant coach, the team also pursued Frank Vogel. " November 14

  • Could Carmelo Anthony be on his way back to New York -- with the Nets?

    SNY TV "It looks like 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony will need to find another new home in the NBA after surprising news that the Rockets are looking to waive him some time soon, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Anthony isn't expected to be with Houston..." November 14

  • There will be no swan song for Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets

    Denver Stiffs "Joe Dumars. He was the real MVP. If Dumars hadn’t fallen in love with the hype surrounding what basically amounted to a single workout for European prospect Darko Milicic then there’s a good chance Carmelo Anthonynever becomes a Nugget. The Nuggets would..." November 13

  • Charlotte is the Only Team That May Take a Chance on Washed Up Carmelo Anthony

    The Big Lead "Endings are rarely pretty, and what may be the final season for future Hall of Famer Carmelo Anthony has been downright ghastly. After the Thunder unloaded Melo for a bag of basketballs – and Atlanta promptly paid him $27.9 million NOT to join the Hawks – Anthony landed in..." November 13

  • Report: Clippers Not Interested in Signing Melo If Bought Out

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Clippers are not interested in signing Carmelo Anthony if the 10-time All-Star is released by the Houston Rockets, according to the Los Angeles Times' Dan Woike.  ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday that..." November 13

  • NBA Rumors: Lakers not signing Carmelo Anthony

    Pro Basketball Talk "Many in Houston are convinced Carmelo Anthony is done with the Rockets. If so, where will he play next? Like when he was a free agent just a few months ago, speculation has centered on teams with his banana-boat buddies. Chris Paul and the..." November 13

  • The Blazers And 76ers Have The Best Odds To Sign Melo If He Is Waived

    Dime Magazine "The time of Carmelo Anthony in Houston may soon be coming to an end. Despite what the Rockets are saying publicly, reports claim that Anthony has played his final game in a Rockets uniform. What this means for Anthony’s future is unclear. He could be traded, but more likely..." November 13

  • Why the Lakers shouldn't pursue Carmelo Anthony if he is waived

    247 Sports "Carmelo Anthony seems destined to become a free agent for the second time in a matter of months with sources telling Marc Stein of The New York Times that Anthony's time with the Houston Rockets "will soon be ending." His brief tenure with the team went about as..." November 13

  • Melo's reps searching for potential new landing spot

    The Score "With no discussions of Carmelo Anthony's return to the Houston Rockets, his representatives are searching for a potential new landing spot for the former All-Star, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. " November 12

  • Don't blame Melo for CP3's slow start, Morey's mistakes

    The Score "Making Carmelo Anthony the fall guy for the Houston Rockets' 5-7 start is the lazy, easy way out. For starters, replacing two solid 3-and-D wings in Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute with a declining isolation player was obviously a terrible decision by management. Anthony's..." November 12

  • 76ers reportedly interested in adding Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony is expected to see his brief tenure with the Houston Rockets come to an end in the near future, but he may not be unemployed for very long. With the Rockets having reportedly informed Anthony that they plan to waive him, sources told Chris Sheridan of GetMoreSports..." November 12

  • Timberwolves' final three offers revealed

    CBS Sports "The Jimmy Butler saga is finally over. Nearly a month into the regular season, with Butler sitting out multiple games a week and the Timberwolves struggling to a 4-9 start, they finally pulled the trigger on a trade. Butler is now off to the 76ers along with Justin Patton in exchange for Robert..." November 12

  • Sources: Carmelo's teammates believe he's gone

    ESPN "Several members of the Rockets coaching staff and players believe that Carmelo Anthony has played his final game for the franchise, sources told ESPN. The organization has treaded delicately on finalizing an exit for Anthony out of respect for his relationships..." November 12

  • Daryl Morey Addressed Carmelo Anthony Rumors And Expects Him To Play Again When Healthy

    Dime Magazine "It’s been a rough start to the season for the Houston Rockets. There was the prevailing notion that they might take a step back after losing key contributors like Trevor Ariza and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who provided outside shooting and perimeter defense, and that was exacerbated by..." November 11

  • Dwyane Wade blasts Rockets in defense of Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade blasted the Houston Rockets on social media over their treatment of Carmelo Anthony. The Rockets are off to a disappointing 4-7 start to the season. There are several reasons for them stumbling out of the gate. The popular theory is to blame Anthony. Anthony is..." November 11

  • Carmelo has been informed his time in Houston will soon be over

    Clutch Points "The Carmelo Anthony era with the Houston Rockets is reportedly coming to an end. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Carmelo Anthony has been informed that his brief time with the team will soon be ending. November 11

  • It Sure Sounds Like the Rockets Realize Signing Carmelo Anthony Was a Huge Mistake

    The Big Lead "Let’s face it, Carmelo Anthony has been terrible for the Rockets this season and the team is suffering as a result. So much so, after only a few weeks into the season, the Rockets are already contemplating if they can even go forward with him. November 11

  • Carmelo Anthony’s Rockets tenure is already bottoming out

    New York Post "Wherever Carmelo Anthony goes, his problems just seem to follow him. After failing to bring a title to the Knicks – or much success at all – Anthony went off to form a Big Three with the Thunder last season. When that proved to be folly, he was traded to the Hawks, who..." November 11

  • D'Antoni: Rockets' offense is 'anemic'

    ESPN "Coach Mike D'Antoni summed up the state of the Houston Rockets' offense with one word. "Yuck," D'Antoni said after Houston's 98-80 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, when the Rockets recorded their lowest point total in a regular-season game..." November 10

  • Rockets’ Chris Paul refuses to talk about right elbow injury

    Clutch Points "Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets kept mum when asked about his right elbow injury. As per Tim MacMahon of ESPN: November 09

  • Carmelo Anthony speaks highly of Thunder as Rockets pay a visit: Oklahoma City holds 'special place' in my heart

    Houston Chronicle "Before fans in many arenas get settled in their seats, Carmelo Anthony routinely walks to the scorer’s table, waiting for a dead ball rather than the opening tip, to take his place on the court. When it happens early in the first quarter Thursday night, Oklahoma City’s..." November 08

  • Can Houston unlock 'Olympic Melo' after OKC's failed experiment?

    ESPN "When Carmelo Anthony accepted a trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder three weeks before the 2017-18 season, the thought was that the star addition would create the NBA's next big three, one powerful enough to compete with the Golden State..." November 08

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Eric Gordon practices, questionable for Thursday

    The Dream Shake "The Houston Rockets have been battling injuries and lineup shuffling since the season started, but it sounds like they’re one step closer to having their full rotation. Eric Gordon, who has missed the last two games due to a strained right hip, was back at practice to..." November 07

  • Timberwolves want to trade Jimmy Butler anywhere but Rockets

    Clutch Points "NBA Timberwolves want to trade Jimmy Butler anywhere but Rockets by  Simon Hannig November 6, 2018 Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler made headline news before the start of the season after demanding a trade out of..." November 07

  • Report: Jeff Bzdelik will consult Rockets immediately before returning to team full-time at end of November

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets received good news Monday when it was announced that Jeff Bzdelik would be returning to Mike D’Antoni’s coaching staff for the rest of this season. Bzdelik isn’t expected back in a full-time capacity until the end of the month due to..." November 06

  • Rockets assistant coming out of retirement in hopes of helping defense

    Houston Chronicle "Jeff Bzdelik, the associate head coach that led the Rockets' defensive success last season before he abruptly retired before training camp, on Monday agreed to return to the team, Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said. Bzdelik agreed to a contract for the remainder of the season..." November 05

  • Report: Rockets still in pursuit of Jimmy Butler

    247 Sports "Despite the lack of traction on a potential deal, the Houston Rockets remain determined to try to trade for disgruntled Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler, according to a report from Kelly Iko of The Athletic. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski..." November 05

  • Carmelo’s Side Chick is Fed Up With People Calling Her Homewrecker; Calls Out Melo For Being Deadbeat Dad

    Black Sports Online "Long story short, Carmelo got his side chick pregnant and almost destroyed his marriage to LaLa. After almost two years she has finally taken him back, so he isn’t paying much attention to the side chick or baby. The mistress Mia Angel Burks often posts the kid on her Instagram...." November 03

  • James Harden expected to return from hamstring injury on Saturday

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden is expected to return from his hamstring injury on Saturday against the Chicago Bulls. Harden has been out for over a week since injuring his hamstring last Wednesday against the Jazz. Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni said Friday that the only reason they..." November 03

  • Rockets' slow start is shocking for all the wrong reasons

    USA Today "The most dismal team in pro basketball right now is the same one recently predicted by many to become the best, or darn close to it. Houston Rockets, please step forward as Exhibit A in the theoretical discussion that neither reputation, expectation nor past performance counts for anything..." November 02

  • Carmelo Anthony now says he had 'a helluva experience' with Knicks: 'The last couple of years, it is what it is'

    New York Daily News "Ingested whole, Carmelo Anthony’s tenure as a Knick was a disappointment. No question. Expectations weren’t close to being met. But there are also two distinct halves to Anthony’s time in New York, the good and the very bad. With a year to reflect..." November 02

  • Melo: Perception of Knicks organization hurt ability to attract stars

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony believes the perception of the Knicks during his tenure with the club had a negative effect on its chances to land a top free agent. "I think just the business. Everything that was going on. The perception of New York Knicks ... not basketball but the..." November 01