Houston Rockets considering cutting Carmelo Anthony, though GM calls reports 'unfair'

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

Last year's Western Conference runners-up signed Anthony to a veteran's minimum contract of $2.4 million last August.

Clearly, the hope coming into the season was that Anthony could be that player who gives the Rockets that extra spark on offense to compete with the Warriors. According to The New York Times' Marc Stein, Anthony's time with the Rockets could already be nearing its end.

"It's unfair that there's all this speculation on just one person", Morey said.

Earlier today, Houston Rockets GM came out and spoke with reporters to let them know that the rumors of Carmelo being waived were untrue. "He's been great with us". He has accepted every role coach has given him - starting, off the bench, whatever it's been.

Morey said that it's "his job" to figure out how to get the team going, but that he's seen signs recently that things will soon turn around. "On that one, I have no answer for you". We're not playing well and we just gotta figure it out.

Rockets star James Harden said he didn't have enough information to comment about Anthony's situation, while Chris Paul, who along with Harden helped recruit Anthony over the summer, praised his longtime friend but was vague about Anthony's future with the Rockets. "Like I said, we'll see what happens".

Anthony certainly isn't the only problem for the 4-6 Rockets, who have gone from leading the National Basketball Association in scoring previous year to ranking No. 26 entering Saturday, but it's not hard to see changing his usage as a possible path to positive change.

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