The Houston Rockets' experiment with Carmelo Anthony appears to be coming to an end. According to multiple reports, the Rockets are set to cut ties with the aging star.
Anthony has worn out his welcome at other stops before, but never has he crashed and burned this quickly. Through 10 games, he's averaging 13.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting and 32.8 percent from three. It doesn't help that he's on a Rockets team that has started out 5-7 despite championship hopes.
With Anthony likely to be available once again, now at 34 and having played for three teams in three years, it's getting more difficult to find a good place for him to land. If you're wondering if that list should include the Washington Wizards, don't.
The Wizards are off to a disappointing start themselves and the biggest reason is defense. Adding Anthony to the mix would be like hosing down a flood.
Washington should be crossed off the list. So, who does that leave? And will any good teams be interested?
The Lakers certainly come to mind. Anthony could team up with LeBron James and make the Meme Team even more meme-able.
But at this point, Anthony's best bet is probably to set his sights lower. Maybe he could join the Hawks, who traded for him and then bought him out this summer.
Or, here's an idea. What about the Magic? They have been a good defensive team for years, but once again can't score.
All Anthony can do is score. Though he is far from efficient, he can still get a bucket off the bench.
Maybe with a little offense, the Magic could sustain the decent 5-7 start that has them currently ninth in the Eastern Conference. What's the worst that could happen?
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