This NBA offseason witnessed a plethora of All-Star forwards on the move, as LeBron James went to Los Angeles and Kawhi Leonard was shipped to Toronto. Most of the intriguing options available on the market were all gone, until Carmelo Anthony was basically exiled from Oklahoma City.
Despite averaging just 16.2 points per game during 2017, the disgruntled forward is out to prove he still has more left in the tank. Now, he'll have the chance to rejuvenate his career and become a winner in Houston, as Melo will officially sign with the Rockets.
Melo is officially a Rocket.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 13, 2018
Anthony has agreed to a 1-year/$2.4M deal pic.twitter.com/deRrT78Urt
Considering that Melo is only signing a one-year deal, the Rockets have to be thrilled about the possibility of playing him off the bench.
Having the talented scorer relieve James Harden or PJ Tucker on the wing will give Mike D'Antoni more options for next year. After putting together a 65-win season, Daryl Morey's squad is hopeful that Melo can be the final piece to their championship puzzle.
While the sweepstakes for Anthony didn't offer the multiple possibilities that people expected, the Rockets signing him will still have huge implications on this upcoming campaign.
Either Melo will sink or swim with this one last chance to capture his first championship.