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Carmelo Joining Harden And The Rockets

Carmelo Anthony has verbally reached an agreement to sign with the Houston Rockets.

Anthony cleared free-agency waivers last week after a trade to the Atlanta Hawks on July 30 and his subsequent release but had yet to commit to the Rockets. Anthony informed Houston of his decision to sign Tuesday after returning from Africa, league sources said. Anthony had unveiled a refurbished basketball court in South Africa last week.

“It would be a great acquisition for us,” said Harden, “Melo’s a proven vet. He just wants to win at this point, so it would be great for him to be on our team. The current roster we have now, we’ve got good guys back and we keep making forward progress.”

Anthony spoke about his one year with the Thunder with Jemele Hill.

“I was more hurt because a lot of people just take the last six months,” he said. “That’s what you start to become. That becomes your story. For me, out of all the work I put in the NBA — wins, losses, points scored, whatever — to be judged off of six months of a year overshadowed 15 years of what you’ve accomplished. That’s the hurtful part.”

Anthony is reportedly planning to sign a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Houston Rockets

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