We've just got to figure it out. "He's been great with us".
Morey, who held a rare pregame news conference to address the situation with the struggling veteran forward, tepidly said he expects Anthony to play again when healthy. That being said, it's poor timing that the Rockets, minus Carmelo, finally got a good win on the very day this news was announced, further making it look like he really has been the problem.
Despite general manager Daryl Morey decrying speculation about Anthony's future as "unfair", the Rockets could place Anthony on waivers as soon as Monday.
Anthony's unhappiness can't be entirely disconnected to a rough start for the Rockets, as they fell to 4-7 after losing to San Antonio on Saturday. The 10-time All-Star has appeared in 10 games this season averaging 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds.More news: 11 injured in USA bar shooting
Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Houston Rockets warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. If the Rockets really do move on from Anthony, will this be the end of his National Basketball Association career? That removing one player - who doesn't even start - could have such a positive impact is incredible.
Just watching the Rockets play, it's easy to see that Anthony isn't doing much to help. "I understand it, because he's obviously a Hall of Famer, but it's unfair".
"I know, like Daryl said, they're exploring all options", D'Antoni said.
Asked if Anthony wants to remain on the Rockets, Morey said, "I mean, you're asking the wrong guy".