NBA's 10-time All-Star forward, Carmelo Anthony is seemingly on his way out of Houston Rockets following various meetings between his representatives and National Basketball Association front offices for a potential new home.
Barring a change of direction, the Rockets are moving toward waiving Anthony in the near future, league sources said.
MacMullan added that 'Melo's reluctance to come off the bench-according to Basketball Reference, the former Syracuse student is the only player to have played at least 1,000 games since the 1981-82 season without ever coming off the bench-played a part in his downfall.
Anthony will remain away from the Rockets for his third straight game - Tuesday night in Denver - with what the organization is calling an illness.
Houston's rapid pivot on a summer free-agent commitment to Anthony has left teams around the National Basketball Association searching for information and answers on how to proceed with his impending availability.
In 294 minutes with Anthony on the floor, the Rockets have been outscored by 63 points.
The Rockets finished with the league's best record at 65-17 last season, but are off to a 6-7 start this year. Anthony did deliver a dramatic 28 points in a crucial road victory at Brooklyn on November 2 and back-to-back 24- and 22-point performances in late October losses to the Clippers and Utah Jazz.
Multiple teams could show interest in Carmelo Anthony. Anthony's last days with the Knicks were filled with drama and dysfunction, his lone season with the Thunder was a disappointment, and his short stint with the Rockets this year has been, to put it kindly, a disaster. Only time will tell, but it doesn't look good for Anthony.