Former Knicks F Carmelo Anthony has traveled to Houston, and is expected to officially sign a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Rockets on Monday, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
It has been an ongoing story all offseason as to where Anthony would land. The Hawks initially traded the Thunder for him, but was never going to keep him on the roster. Instead, they would buyout his contract, and allow the 34-year-old veteran to choose where he wanted to play next season.
The Rockets always seemed like the destination, and it is expected to be official after the completion of Anthony's physical today. Wojnarowski is also reporting that Houston intends to bring Melo off the bench. It will likely be PJ Tucker or Gerald Green who gets the start at small forward.
Other than the Rockets, Melo considered signing with the Heat after a brief meeting with them. But, having worked out with James Harden and Chris Paul this offseason, Anthony's mind was made up.
Last season, Anthony had a down year, averaging 16.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists. Over his 16-year career, Melo averages 24.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game.