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Previously Rocket Carmelo Anthony missed his third straight game tonight with what the team calls a “disease”, but he has really been out since a disastrous game against Thunder because the rockets are in the process of get rid of him and want to save his face because they insure him only 10 matches after signing him. ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that Melo and his representatives are finding a team to sign him after the Rockets inevitably abstain from him, and it certainly seems that he will never play for Rockets again.
Tracy McGrady had a proposal for Melo: Retirement. On this afternoon’s episode of The Jump he and other ESPNs Jackie MacMullan agreed that Melo has done enough and that he is dissatisfied with his legacy by hanging on a career with diminished horizons.
While Carmelo Anthony has apparently fallen hard from the all-star level he played two years ago, he can at least score at an NBA level. He has not really changed his game in the same way as many of his aged comrades, but he has never had much chance to settle in Houston since their season went to such a start. Melo may not even say, even a seventh or eighth man at a championship level, and that’s good. This season may have been total shit so far for Melo, but he should not point to what remains of his career in the service of something as abstract as his legacy.