Former Knicks F Carmelo Anthony didn't have the time in Houston he thought he would. It only lasted 10 games before Houston made the call to part ways with the 10-time All-Star.
On Tuesday, he was traded to the Bulls, but they have no plans to keep him on the roster. Instead, they will either look to trade him before the Feb. 7 trade deadline, or waive him.
The 34-year-old is still working hard on his own, staying game ready for whatever team wants to get him in their rotation. And though some believe his playing days might be over, a Rockets teammate in James Harden knows Anthony still has the drive and desire to make an impact.
"Melo is one of the best ever [to] hoop," Harden told reporters at practice in New York ahead of the Rockets' matchup with the Knicks Wednesday night. "He loves the game of basketball. Some guys do it just because they're gifted or athletic or can shoot the basketball. There's not that many players that love to hoop -- anywhere. You look at Melo's Instagram or summer time like he loves to hoop. He's very passionate about it.
"It kinda sucks it didn't work out. It is what it is but I just hope he finds somewhere where they can embrace him and he can still hoop until he wants to make that decision he's done."
Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni also talked about Melo's time in Houston...