Carmelo Anthony's short stop at the Houston Rockets is over, the team confirmed Thursday night.
Anthony, a 10-time all-star striker, will leave the team after only 10 regular games of the season.
"After much internal discussion, Carmelo Anthony's rockets will separate and we are working on a solution," Rockets General Director Daryl Morey said in a statement. "Carmelo had a tremendous stance during his time with the Rockets and accepted every role that head coach Mike D & # 39; Antoni had given him.The fit we set ourselves when Carmelo signed with The Rockets has not established itself like any other result would have been unfair to him. "
Sources reported to ESPN that the missiles had no intention of immediately renouncing Anthony and would continue to allow their agents to search the market for a landing site that has been an ongoing process in recent days.
Since he has signed up as a free agent with the Rockets this summer, he can only be traded after the trade restriction of 15 December. A potential deal would be at least a month away.
Anthony's wisest course of action could be to exercise patience and allow changes in the current team line-up through business or injury to create more options for him.
The minimum wage of Antony's $ 2.4 million veterans could be claimed for waivers. Should he cancel, he can sign with a team.
Anthony, 34, left the team last Friday after the Rockets decided to minimize his role and stop seeing him as part of their plans. D & # 39; Antoni has allocated much of Anthony & # 39's playing time to novice Gary Clark. Anthony had hoped to continue with the Rockets, with whom he signed in the summer to secure a title.
D & # 39; Antoni and Morey have stressed that Anthony has fulfilled all the obligations and responsibilities required of him since joining the team.