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Houston Rockets 2018-2019 player recaps: Carmelo Anthony

The Rockets swung for the fences with the Carmelo Anthony signing, but they weakly grounded out.

Anthony was a Rocket for ten games before Daryl Morey decided that the experiment had reached its conclusion. In that time, Melo averaged 13/5 on 41% shooting and 32% from deep. Every advanced statistic tells you that he was fairly poor all around, and the eye test proved that. At the time of his last game as a member of the Rockets, Houston’s record was 4-6.

In most regards, Melo was a disappointment. Morey envisioned him as a tertiary scorer and creator that could help Chris Paul dominate bench lineups and step up if and when Paul or James Harden got injured.