The Houston Rockets have formally introduced that they are parting methods with veteran ahead Carmelo Anthony, following a short stint during which Melo solely appeared in 10 video games. It stays to be seen what's subsequent for the 10-time NBA All-Star, however he's already being courted by the Puerto Rican nationwide basketball group.
Anthony would wish USA Basketball to grant him a waiver to play for Puerto Rico, and he hasn't even flirted with the concept of doing so, however there's an open invitation if he desires it. Dallas Mavericks level guard J.J. Barea and federation president Yum Ramos have each expressed how a lot it might imply to the island if Melo represented them.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Puerto Rico nationwide basketball group has no observe court docket and little funding within the wake of Hurricane Maria's devastation. Anthony, Team USA's all-time Olympic scoring chief with 336 factors, introduced his retirement from worldwide play in 2016.