Carmelo Anthony’s hopes for finding a new home are getting slimmer and slimmer by the days. The Washington Wizards are reportedly the latest NBA team who aren’t interested whatsoever in acquiring the talented Veteran.
According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Wizards have zero interest in the 10-time All-Star and that the Rockets still have plans of trading Carmelo and not putting him on the waiver list.
"The Wizards maintain they have no plans to pursue Anthony despite being mentioned last week as a potential destination for the former All-Star who grew up largely in Baltimore, Md.
The Rockets' preference, of course, remains to ship Anthony and his veteran minimum contract out via trade rather than waiving him outright, since the former would save some luxury-tax dollars. That is especially true after Monday's signing of Austin Rivers added a little more to Houston's payroll. Only 45 shopping days remain until the Feb. 7 trade deadline."
A total of six weeks have passed since the Rockets parted ways with the Small Forward but Anthony will remain on the roster until Houston can find another franchise that is willing to trade with them for him. If no deal can be made between Houston and a second team, the franchise will be forced to waive him by the 11th of March for Carmelo to be eligible on a playoff roster.
As talented of a player Carmelo Anthony has been in the league, age has eventually caught up with him, the 34-year-old has something left in the tank but it probably isn’t anything that teams would be more than willing to trade for. The Veteran has played at three clubs over the last year and a bit which isn’t a great sign for his career.
In just the ten games he played with the Rockets, Anthony averaged just 13.4 points per game with an average of just 40.5 percent from the field. The Rockets have also managed to turn their season around after their poor start to the year, the franchise has won the last seven out of eight games that they’ve played in which puts the side back in solid contention for a long postseason run.