As of Thursday, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey confirmed that the team would be parting ways with Anthony.
Houston signed Anthony for the veteran's minimum this offseason after he was traded from Oklahoma City and bought out by Atlanta.
The Rockets signed Anthony in the off-season following a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks after they acquired him in a trade with the Thunder.
Houston enters tonight's game against Golden State with a 6-7 record having won two straight games over IN and Denver.
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In the end the Rockets decided it would be better to move on than to force Anthony to do that.
'In the summer we tried to hit a home run and it didn't work out, ' coach Mike D'Antoni said. It's unclear whether anyone will take the bait on the 10-time All-Star for the time being, though.
After the Houston Rockets sputtered out of the gate this season (6-7), league sources told ESPN's Tim McMahon and Adrian Wojnarowski that the team is strongly considering cutting ties with the once superstar. The Rockets then scored the first nine points after the timeout, with six from James Ennis, to make it 97-65 midway through the quarter and put the game out of reach. He was great while he was here. I just thank him for his professionalism.
Golden State is now 12-4 on the season after dropping three of its last five games. They have talked to me about a minute restriction, it makes sense. "There's some good friends in there and there will be friendships. You know, everything happens for a reason". "So wherever that is or whatever's next he's going to figure it out".