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Carmelo Anthony’s Stint With The Houston Rockets Is Reportedly Over

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Carmelo Anthony has missed the Houston Rockets’ last two games with an illness, which coincidentally was reported last week, a day after he shot 1-11 in a blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Let’s be real: he’s not the only problem in Houston. But he’s been, statistically, one of the worst defenders in the league. His inefficient 40% clip from the field just isn’t enough to make up for his defensive failings anymore.

It seems the Rockets agree.

On Sunday, Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that the team and Anthony would be parting ways in some fashion.

Even Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey has denied that the organization is letting Melo go, but according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon late Sunday night, members of the team believe he is gone.

After signing a 1-year, $2.4 million deal, the 34-year-old Anthony is averaging career lows with 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 40.5 percent from the floor.

Update (11/16): It’s official.

Should he retire? If not, where is a good fit for Melo?

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