Carmelo Anthony is on his third team in as many years. The fallen superstar is hoping his time with the Houston Rockets turns out better than his lone year in Oklahoma City. Monday, Melo sent a letter to The Oklahoman entitled, "Thank you, OKC," in which he reflected on his 2017-18 campaign.
He wrote that "things don't always turn out how you want," and he's "sorry it didn't work out while I was here." Melo sounds genuinely sad about the unsuccessful experiment. Below is the full transcript of his letter.
Thank You, OKC
I know it was only one season, but from the time I arrived in OKC, I was greeted with so much love from The Team, The Organization, and of course the INCREDIBLE fans of this amazing city. Throughout the entire season, game after game, you cheered me on and rooted for us as a team. That is something I will always cherish and never forget. That genuine support kept me going all season long.
IN LIFE, I've learned that things don't always turn out how you want. I wanted nothing more than to make it work here & help bring this city a championship. I'm sorry it didn't work out while I was here.
Thank you to Russ, PG, Sam Presti, Coach Billy Donovan, my trainers and the entire staff who work so hard and diligently at Chesapeake Energy Arena and the practice facility. I appreciate you all very much. Last but not least, Thank You to (Thunder part-owner and chairman) Mr. (Clay) Bennett for believing in me.
This chapter of my career may be coming to an end but my story is far from over.
Melo, who recently turned 34, played in 78 games with OKC. He averaged 16.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game and shot 35.7 percent from three-point range. He struggled to adjust to a diminished role as the Thunder's third and often fourth option.
After OKC traded the former Syracuse star to Atlanta, the Hawks bought out his contract, freeing him up to a sign a one-year minimum deal with the Rockets. He is widely expected to come off the bench for the loaded Rockets.