The Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans are among the teams interested in Carmelo Anthony should the Houston Rockets waive him, according to Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.
The Rockets finished with the league's best record at 65-17 last season, but are off to a 6-7 start this year. Four NBA Finals appearances and three championships in a total of four years are pretty solid.
When the Houston Rockets opt to part ways with forward Carmelo Anthony, it seems his potential list of suitors is beginning to round into shape. But, the National Basketball Association is a business and if the Rockets can't find a resolution through the trade market soon (if that's something they're attempting to do), they'll eventually waive him and officially move on.
In all likelihood, the samples are too small (Anthony switched while defending the screener 78 times) to draw any meaningful conclusions, but Anthony getting roasted on switches wasn't the reason Houston struggled defensively during his minutes.
Tucker also played through the illness on Sunday, finishing with 12 points and 5 rebounds in over 39 minutes. In the summer, the 34-year-old signed a one-year deal worth the $2.4 million veteran minimum with Houston, but has only appeared in 10 games since. "We all make mistakes". So don't believe this narrative they're trying to put out there that Melo is just a cancer and he can't play and he just makes every team bad. Anthony has reportedly been told his short tenure with the Rockets has come to an end. Anthony's best short-term course of action could become the exercising of patience. Going forward, I feel like that's going to be the approach for us.