Since parting ways with the Houston Rockets this past November, it has been rather quiet for Carmelo Anthony. The former All-Star and scoring champion has seemingly been relegated to a shell of his former self on the floor, and is currently unemployed. New reports claim Melo might sign with a team sooner than later.
According to The Athletic, there are multiple teams interested in the 34-year old small forward. Anthony is expected to choose his team before the Feb. 7 trade deadline. "Multiple options" is about the extent of the information at the moment. There is currently no word on which specific teams are interested in signing the 10-time All-Star. I's also currently unclear if Melo, who is still signed by the Rockets, would be acquired via a trade, or if he would be released then re-signed.
Melo only participated in 10 games for the Rockets this season before both parties mutually agreed to part ways. He averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game off the bench during that span, a far cry from the 28.7 PPG he averaged to win the scoring title for the 2012-2013 regular season as a member of the New York Knicks.
Since packing his bags, rumors have occasionally been floating around regarding Anthony's next destination. Close friend LeBron James said it would "be great" to play with him before that possibility was quickly shut down when it was reported that the Lakers had no interest in signing the former superstar. Melo had also been seen tweeting at Golden State Warriors superstars Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry before later deleting the message, which fueled the narrative of him joining the seemingly unstoppable back-to-back NBA champions.
It has been two months since Anthony has suited up in an NBA uniform. Only time will tell where he ends up, but one thing is for sure, he's going to be coming off the bench.