Carmelo Anthony needs a new home.
Eight of Anthony's 10 appearances for the Rockets came off the bench after he had started all 1,054 games he'd played in his first 15 National Basketball Association seasons.
For now, Anthony will remain on the Rockets' roster, but he will not rejoin the team.
Houston thought he could be the piece it needed to finally get past Golden State and win its first championship since back-to-back titles in 1994-95.
Once the Rockets put him on waivers, Anthony's $2.4 million salary could be picked up, or, if he clears, he could sign with a team of his choosing.
"At the end of the day, as I've said before, whatever Kevin decides, whatever Klay decides to do, whatever who decides to do, we had great years together and I support everybody wholeheartedly". I wear my emotions on my sleeve and I play with those same emotions.
The Heat and Anthony's representatives met to discuss the 10-time All-Star forward possibly joining the team before he signed with Houston last summer. The Knicks sent him to the Thunder prior to the start of last season.
D'Antoni said he feels for Anthony that things ended this way and made it clear that it wasn't a matter of Anthony not having the right attitude in Houston.
"I think we'll be fine", Kerr said.
ICYMI. the Golden State stars got into it at the end of a loss to the Clippers on Monday - with Durant upset at Green in the huddle for a late-game turnover. We gonna continue to do what we do and I'm sorry that it ruins everybody's stories, I know everybody's got a job to do. I just thank him for his professionalism. He's struggled mightily over 10 games, averaging a career-low 13.4 points per game on just over 40 per cent shooting and 32.8 per cent from deep. "But above all this is a business".