Carmelo Anthony signed with the Rockets this offseason after getting waived by the Hawks following a trade from the Thunder.
After 10 games with the Rockets, rumors about how long Carmelo Anthony will last in Houston this season are already coming out.
Marc Stein of The New York Times reports Anthony has been informed his brief stint with the team will soon to come to a conclusion. ESPN's Tim MacMahon reported after Sunday's game that players and coaches believe Anthony has played his final game for the franchise.
The Rockets have denied they plan to waive the 10-time All-Star, who sat out Sunday's 115–103 win over the Pacers with an illness.
General manager Daryl Morey called speculation of Anthony's departure "unfair" and added that Anthony has done everything asked of him and the coaching staff. Morey also noted that more people besides Anthony deserve blame for Houston's start to the season.
Long-time friend and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade also came to Anthony's defense on Sunday.
Houston is 5-7 after Sunday's win over the Pacers. The team lost consecutive games to the Thunder and Spurs. Anthony sat out Saturday's contest in San Antonio, after going 1-for-11 from the field and scoring just two points in 20 minutes against his former team in Oklahoma City on Thursday.
For the season, Anthony is averaging 13.4 points on 40.5% shooting and 32.8% shooting from three. He is playing a career-low 29.4 minutes, and he has come off the bench for the first eight times in his 16-year career.