Carmelo Anthony might find a new team sooner rather than later.
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Anthony is now a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the two sides are reportedly working on parting ways, whether through a trade, a buyout or waiving via the stretch provision. Thus, Anthony's one-year, $27.9 million expiring contract could be enticing for a team with bad long-term contracts to absorb for a season, even if the team can't fully carve out $27.9 million in space.
The Rockets are among the teams that Anthony is reportedly interested in playing for, though money could be an issue.
On Monday, they watched as Luc Richard Mbah A Moute left for a return to the Clippers on a one-year, $4.3 million deal, losing one of their more versatile forwards and a strong defensive presence off the bench.
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If Anthony signed with Miami, he would be eligible to receive the $2.4 million veteran's minimum, the $3.4 million biannual exception or the $5.3 million taxypayer midlevel exception. Swapping Melo for a player (s) of lesser value would also create a trade exception for OKC.
The Rockets also have similar vehicles to sign Anthony.
The 34-year-old is coming off his worst season in the National Basketball Association, as he posted career lows in scoring average and field goal percentage last season. He averaged just 11.8 points and shot 37.5 percent from the field for the Thunder in its first-round playoff loss to Utah.
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