Houston Rockets agree to deal Carmelo Anthony to Chicago Bulls

Houston Rockets agree to deal Carmelo Anthony to Chicago Bulls

Anthony was removed from the rotation some time ago, as the team clearly felt that his services were no longer needed, as Houston has been diligently searching for a trade partner for Melo for quite a while.

- The Chicago Bulls have traded for Houston Rockets forward and 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony, according to multiple reports. Anthony is not expected to play a game for the Bulls as he will be released and become a free agent if he clears waivers, according to Wojnarowski.

Woj notes that because today is a holiday, the deal won't be official until Tuesday.

The Los Angeles Lakers remain interested in adding Carmelo Anthony if he was waived by the Chicago Bulls, although the Lakers will not waive one of their current players to open up a roster spot.

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The Bulls, however, may hold off on waiving Anthony until the February 7 trade deadline in the event they can not work out a deal. Anthony then signed a veteran's minimum deal with the Rockets.

In the end the Rockets decided it would be better to move on than to force Anthony to do that.

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. "It just wasn't a fit". I just thank him for his professionalism. This comes after spending the 2017-2018 season with the Thunder, where he started and played in 78 games with a 16.2 point, 5.8 rebound per game average. "It was good. He tried everything he could to make it work and it just didn't work out".