Published: Wed, January 23, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Houston Rockets Trade Carmelo Anthony

Houston Rockets Trade Carmelo Anthony

The Houston Rockets have agreed to send Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls, league sources told ESPN. Instead, he'll be released immediately after the trade and become a free agent. The Bulls have no plans to play Anthony and will look to either trade the 10-time All-Star before the February 7 deadline or ultimately waive him and make him a free agent. Both now play in Europe and have never suited up in the National Basketball Association.

The Chicago Bulls officially acquired veteran forward Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday.

It's no secret that Anthony wants to continue his playing career. Melo has been out of National Basketball Association action for sometime now but the Rockets want to secure a deal for him as soon as possible.

When that comes - the only reason why it didn't happen Monday is because the National Basketball Association office was closed to commemorate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday - Anthony will have a new team, though still won't be back on the floor.

The Bulls, then, would have the option of trading Anthony to a contender in a one-for-one trade, though that seems unlikely seeing as Houston couldn't find a trade partner for months.

Anthony struggled to integrate into Houston's rotation and averaged just 13.4 points per game.

Tadija Dragićević is now the correct answer to the trivia question.

Anthony was originally the third overall pick by Denver in the 2003 NBA Draft and is a 10-time All-Star. D'Antoni expressed frustration that he was cut as part of the ordeal.

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