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Melo joins the Houston Rockets after woeful OKC season

The former Knicks star had a torrid time in OKC and gets to Houston via a brief connection with Atlanta.

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CARMELO ANTHONY, WHO is coming off the lowest-scoring NBA season of his career, signed a one-year contract with the Houston Rockets this.evening.

The deal is worth a reported $2.4 (€2.1) million and means the former all-star forward will be joining his fourth NBA team in just over a year.

The Rockets announced the move by posting a photo on Twitter of Anthony signing the contract.


The 34-year-old Anthony averaged a career low 16.2 points in 78 games last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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He was traded from the Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him.

Anthony joins a team led by MVP James Harden and star point guard Chris Paul and is expected to play a bench role for the Rockets.

The third overall pick in the 2003 draft has averaged 24.1 points and three assists in a 15-year career that also included stints with the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks.

A 10-time all-star, Anthony has won three Olympic gold medals with the United States. He is USA Basketball’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder.

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