Carmelo and Rockets Are Discussing Their Future After Weak Season Start

New York Times reported that the team is “not letting Melo go.”

Carmelo Anthony has had a rough season start since moving over to Houston. After taking up the bench role, Melo and the Houston Rockets are reportedly in serious talks about his future with the team.

Melo was sidelined by illness for the team’s recent loss against the Spurs, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the issues don’t just concern health.

Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

While Carmelo Anthony is absent with an illness tonight against the Spurs, the Rockets and Anthony are discussing his role and how they might still be able to proceed together for the rest of the season, league sources tell ESPN. Talks are fluid.

No reports have gone into detail on the nature of the conversation. Rumors alluded to it being centered around Anthony’s bench role and whether waiving him would be the best move for both Melo and the organization. The New York Times reported that the team is “not letting Melo go,” according to a source.

Marc Stein on Twitter

Asked tonight if the Rockets were soon parting company with Carmelo Anthony, one source with knowledge of Houston’s thinking insisted the team is “not letting Melo go.” Yet it appears we must stay tuned amid multiple reports about ongoing talks with Melo on his role going forward

We’ll keep you updated as more details surface.

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