OUTCarmelo Anthony
F HOU
1 month ago

Anthony and the Rockets will part ways, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

While there are no immediate plans to waive Anthony, he will no longer be a part of the Rockets moving forward. It's possible the organization will look for a trade partner before ultimately deciding to release Anthony. With this news, Anthony's already dwindling fantasy value has taken another hit. It's possible he ends up in a better situation on a different team, but there's no telling when or where that could be.

OUTCarmelo Anthony
F HOU
1 month ago3 Comments

Rockets players and coaches believe that Anthony (illness) has played his last game for the team, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Just moments after it was reported that Anthony wasn't going to make the trip to Denver for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, it appears as though that will be because Anthony's time with the team has come to an end. While nothing official has been announced, it seems reasonable to believe the report given that there have been plenty of rumors circulating recently regarding Anthony's role with the team. Expect Houston to release something more official at some point in the next couple of days.

OUTCarmelo Anthony
F HOU
1 month ago

Anthony (illness) is not traveling with the team for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's curious that Anthony has already been ruled out for Tuesday's trip to Denver, and it's quite possible that it could be for reasons beyond the illness that has cost him to miss the last two games given that there is some uncertainty regarding his role with the team. Anthony's next opportunity to play will be when the team returns home for Thursday's outing against the Warriors.

OUTCarmelo Anthony
F HOU
1 month ago

Anthony (illness) will not play in Sunday's game against the Pacers, Alykhan Bijani of the Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Anthony missed his first game Saturday with an illness. He's struggled to find a role with the Rockets this season, struggling on both sides of the floor. He recently sat down with the organization to discuss what his role going forward would be. Anthony's next opportunity to play will be Tuesday against the Nuggets, and he should be considered questionable for that game at this time.

OUTCarmelo Anthony
F HOU
1 month ago

Anthony (illness) recently met with the Rockets to discuss his role on the team moving forward and how the two sides will proceed together for the remainder of the season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Anthony was sidelined for the first time all season in Saturday's 96-89 loss to the Spurs due to the illness, leaving his status for the second half of the back-to-back Sunday against the Pacers somewhat uncertain. More so than the ailment, Anthony's poor shooting on high volume through the Rockets' first 10 games remains the greater concern for his future outlook. Anthony has hit just 40.5 percent of his 12.1 field-goal attempts per game and is hitting three-point shots at a 32.8 percent clip. Those percentages are roughly in line with those he submitted for Oklahoma City last season, but Houston may have hoped that their offensive system might have yielded greater efficiency from the 34-year-old. Anthony's erratic shooting and poor defense are traits that may prompt coach Mike D'Antoni to exclude the forward from his rotation in future contests, something that could eventually motivate the veteran to seek a buyout.

OUTCarmelo Anthony
F HOU
1 month ago

Anthony is listed as out for Saturday's game against the Spurs due to an illness.

EDGE Analysis

This is the first news of Anthony dealing with an illness, so he may have just felt the effects when he woke up. In his stead Saturday, James Ennis, Gerald Green and Gary Clark could all see expanded roles.

OUTCarmelo Anthony
F HOU
1 month ago

Anthony managed two points (1-11 FG, 0-6 3Pt) and five rebounds in 20 minutes during Thursday's loss to the Thunder.

EDGE Analysis

Anthony was awful both in terms of fantasy and real basketball as he had the worse plus/minus of Rockets' players at minus-22. The veteran has had an up-and-down season, scoring 17 or more points four times and nine or less six times while providing very little fantasy value beyond his scoring. With the Rockets off to a slow start, coach Mike D'Antoni may try to shake things up a bit which may hurt Anthony's playing time. He has averaged 30 minutes per game on the year but if his minutes take a hit, Anthony would lose nearly all of his remaining value.

OUTCarmelo Anthony
F HOU
1 month ago

Anthony will come off the bench for Friday's game against the Nets, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

With James Ennis (hamstring) returning to the lineup, Anthony will come off the pine. In four games off the bench this season, Anthony is averaging 11.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 30.4 minutes.

OUTCarmelo Anthony
F HOU
2 months ago

Anthony will start during Friday's game against the Clippers, Craig Ackerman of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rockets are dealing with injuries to James Harden (hamstring) and James Ennis (hamstring), so Anthony will get the promotion into the starting five. During the Rockets' most recent game Wednesday, Anthony posted season highs in points (22) and field-goal attempts (17).

OUTCarmelo Anthony
F HOU
2 months ago

Anthony scored 22 points (9-17 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 39 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 100-89 loss to the Jazz.

EDGE Analysis

After three sluggish performances to begin the season, Anthony flashed a bit of his old form while receiving a starter's workload. James Harden left Wednesday's contest with hamstring tightness, and if he's forced to miss any additional time, the 34-year-old Anthony would likely be pushed into a lead role on offense -- a shift that could do wonders for his fantasy value in the short term, even if it probably won't help the 1-3 Rockets win more games.