For Tracy McGrady, the answer is simple: retirement. McGrady suggested the Rockets should be Anthony's last team. Anthony's best short-term course of action could become the exercising of patience. In addition to the Rockets, Anthony also looked at the Miami Heat as a potential destination.
On Tuesday's edition of ESPN's The Jump, former National Basketball Association player and hall of famer Tracy McGrady stated that it was time for Melo to hang it up for good, because his legacy is being tarnished with every stop.
Wojnarowksi reports that Anthony is still eager to play and contribute to the Rockets, but barring a change in current direction, the team will waive him in the near future.
"Just go ahead and let it go", T-Mac advises Melo. "I don't want him to go through another situation like this where people are just pouring negativity on this man and his legacy".
Anthony has only played 10 games with Houston and is set to miss his third straight contest Tuesday with what the team is calling illness. As has been the case for years, Anthony struggled on defense, but essentially remained the player that Houston believed it was signing over the summer.
In 10 games with the Rockets, Anthony averaged 13.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting - 32.8 percent from beyond the arc.
Prior to the commencement of the season, Carmelo Anthony agreed to a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks and signed a year, $2.4m veteran's minimum contract with the Rockets.