PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have given forward Carmelo Anthony a fully guaranteed contract for the remainder of the season.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum was confident it would all start to come together.
McCollum scored 33 points and the Portland Trail Blazers pulled away in the final quarter to beat the...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony can’t recall another a 10-block game like Trail Blazers teammate Hassan Whiteside had against the Bulls.
Chicago Bulls (6-13, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (7-12, 10th in the Western Conference)
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is feeling more at home with the Portland Trail Blazers, especially now that he’s seen the appreciation of the hometown fans.
CHICAGO (AP) — After waiting a year for an opportunity to return to the NBA, Carmelo Anthony proved he’s still capable of a big performance.
Anthony scored 25 points in just his fourth game...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had accepted the possibility that his NBA career might be over.
That seems to have liberated him to come back on his own terms when he signed with the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony smiled easily in a hallway outside the Trail Blazers’ locker room and asserted that he “felt great” after the first game of his 17th NBA season, even if his new...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is now with the Portland Trail Blazers and starting over with jersey No. 00.
Word that the 10-time All-Star had joined the team broke Thursday night,...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Portland coach Terry Stotts says Carmelo Anthony will start at forward in his Trail Blazers debut against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.
Plenty has changed since Carmelo Anthony last played an NBA game.
Zion Williamson had just made his Duke debut. Kyrie Irving had said only a month earlier he planned to re-sign in...
Carmelo Anthony is getting another shot in the NBA.
The 10-time All-Star is returning to the league with the Portland Trail Blazers, a person with knowledge of the details said...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder waived forward Patrick Patterson on Thursday.
Patterson spent two seasons with Oklahoma City. He appeared in 145 games and averaged 3.8 points...
CHICAGO (AP) — Carmelo Anthony has been waived by the Chicago Bulls, making the 10-time All-Star forward a free agent.
The Bulls acquired Anthony from Houston on Jan. 21 with the intention of trading him prior to the Feb. 7 deadline or letting him go. He averaged 13.4 points in 10 games with the Rockets and has not played since Nov. 8.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dwyane Wade considered ending his NBA career after last season. Carmelo Anthony was one of the people who told him he needed a proper goodbye.
On Sunday, Wade's final lap around the league even brought Anthony back to Madison Square Garden.
Anthony sat courtside at his former home to watch Wade help Miami beat the New York Knicks 106-97.
"I didn't know he was coming. I found out before the game. But it meant a lot, man. I am glad," Wade said.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Rockets and Bulls finalized a trade Tuesday that sends veteran forward Carmelo Anthony from Houston to Chicago.
The Bulls acquired the draft rights to Jon Diebler and cash considerations in exchange for the rights to Tadija Dragicevic. The Bulls have no plans to play Anthony and will look to either trade the 10-time All-Star before the Feb. 7 deadline or ultimately waive him and make him a free agent.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is going to Chicago, albeit only on paper.
Where he's going next remains unclear.
A person with direct knowledge of the matter said the Houston Rockets are trading Anthony and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Bulls in a deal that is expected to be completed Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the trade still needs league approval.
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 45 points and six assists, Clint Capela added 24 points and 18 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets beat the Boston Celtics 127-113 on Thursday night for their eighth win in nine games.
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden is on a roll and it's helping the Houston Rockets get on track after their terrible start to the season.
Harden scored 41 points and the Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109 on Tuesday for their seventh win in the last eight games.
There has been some early tinkering to lineups, a few hiccups and lots of drama to start the NBA season.
None of the league's final four teams from last season — Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Golden State — look like locks to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy this time.
The addition of Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets' roster produced more thorns than fruit, and now he is out.
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 27 points and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 107-86 on Thursday night in a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals.
The Rockets (7-7), who announced before the game that they were "parting ways" with 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony, have won three straight and six of their last eight games after starting 1-5 to reach .500 for the first time since they were 1-1.
HOUSTON (AP) — For a team with championship hopes, it seems a bit silly for the Houston Rockets to be happy about being .500.
But after the way they started the season, the Rockets took a moment to appreciate their recent progress after a rout of Golden State on Thursday night improved them to 7-7.
James Harden scored 27 points in Houston's 107-86 victory in a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals.
HOUSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is done in Houston.
Rockets general manager Daryl Morey released a statement Thursday saying the team is "parting ways" with Anthony and "working toward a resolution."
Anthony played just 10 games for the Rockets after signing a one-year, $2.4 million deal during the offseason.
DENVER (AP) — James Harden turned a slow start into a powerful finish.
Harden scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and the Houston Rockets pulled away to beat Denver 109-99 on Tuesday night, sending the Nuggets to a fourth straight loss.
Harden also had 11 assists, with several going to Clint Capela, who led the Rockets with 24 points, including a series of dunks.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey denied a report Sunday that said Carmelo Anthony's time with the team will soon come to an end.
Anthony, who was out for the second straight game Sunday night with an illness, is in his first season with the Rockets after one year in Oklahoma City.
CHICAGO (AP) — James Harden scored 25 points, including 11 in a decisive run in the third quarter, in his return to the Houston lineup and the Rockets defeated the Chicago Bulls 96-88 on Saturday night.
Harden, who had missed three games with a strained left hamstring, scored 11 straight points in a 1:59 span of the third as the Rockets went on a 15-0 run.
Carmelo Anthony had 17 points and James Ennis added 15 as the Rockets won their second game in two nights after starting the season 1-5.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rockets had talked long enough about their struggles, and then it was time to do something about it.
So during a timeout with the Brooklyn Nets carving up their defense early Friday night, the Rockets decided they didn't need to hear any more from their coaches. The only way they could solve things was by themselves.
"We just said, you all stay out for a second. Let us talk," Chris Paul said. "At some point, enough is enough."
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, handing the Golden State Warriors what will be their third set of championship rings from the last four seasons.
A banner will be displayed. Highlights will be shown.
And then the Warriors will have to start all over again.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Carmelo Anthony experiment in Oklahoma City didn't go well last season.
The Rockets believe things will be different for the 10-time All-Star in Houston and that Anthony can be the piece stars James Harden and Chris Paul need to win the rugged West — and maybe win it all.
"We can win. I think he sees that, feels that," coach Mike D'Antoni said. "Now it's just up to everybody (and) they're going to do whatever it takes to win."
Carmelo Anthony fit right in and James Harden and Chris Paul picked up right where they left off.
The Houston Rockets' offense looks like it will keep on rolling.
Anthony scored 13 points in his Rockets debut, Harden and Paul both had at least 20, and Houston beat Memphis 131-115 on Tuesday night.
Elsewhere, LeBron James remained winless with the Lakers and Cleveland won its first game since he left in a five-game night in the NBA.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Through the first week of camp with the Houston Rockets, all indications are that Carmelo Anthony will be OK coming off the bench if that's the role coach Mike D'Antoni gives him.
That doesn't mean the 10-time All-Star wants to discuss it.
"I don't like talking about it," Anthony said Saturday before the team's last practice at McNeese State before returning to Houston. "People always been speculating. They always speculate so I will continue not to talk about it."
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta didn't waste any time telling Carmelo Anthony why he wanted him on his team.
"I'll tell you exactly what I told him," Fertitta said Monday. "'We couldn't win a championship without you last year. And if we win a championship with you this year you're going to be the guy that got us over there. So, it's all up to you.'"
HOUSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday.
Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him.
Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a picture on social media of Anthony signing his contract.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have waived Carmelo Anthony, making official the move that was expected when the 10-time All-Star was traded from Oklahoma City this month.
The 34-year-old Anthony may now sign with another team as a free agent. He averaged 16.2 points with Oklahoma City this season.
The Hawks acquired Anthony, a protected 2022 first-round draft pick from Oklahoma City and Justin Anderson from the Philadelphia 76ers in the three-team trade July 19.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City.
A person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press the Thunder are sending Anthony and a 2022 protected first-round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. Anthony will be waived by the Hawks, clearing the way for him to sign as a free agent elsewhere. The person spoke Thursday on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly.
Even after roughly $1.5 billion in new contracts were hammered out during the first two weeks of free agency, there is still plenty of shopping for NBA teams to do over the coming weeks.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Parker went to San Antonio as a teenager nearly two decades ago, quickly became part of the Spurs' legendary Big Three and celebrated four championships while wearing silver and black.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony plans to opt in and take the $28 million he is due next season.
The New York Times first reported the 34-year-old Anthony's decision to bypass the chance to become a free agent. A person with knowledge of details confirmed Anthony's choice to The Associated Press on Friday night. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Wednesday that coach Billy Donovan's job is safe, despite a disappointing season.
Oklahoma City had high expectations this season after trading for Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to join reigning MVP Russell Westbrook. Even with the added star power, the Thunder won just one more regular-season game than last year and lost in the first round of the playoffs again.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George said all the right things when asked if he'd consider staying with the Oklahoma City Thunder instead of leaving in free agency this summer.
HOUSTON (AP) — Utah's tough defense excelled against almost everyone in the league this season.
The Jazz could not, however, find a way to slow down Houston's high-powered offense.
Utah tied for first in the league in the regular season by allowing just 99.8 points per game, but the Rockets averaged 116.3 points against the Jazz in a 4-0 sweep of the season series.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — On Saturday, Thunder forward Paul George told reporters about an alter-ego he calls "Playoff P." On Sunday, he gave the media, his teammates and the Utah Jazz a formal introduction.
He scored 36 points to help Oklahoma City defeat Utah 116-108 in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series Sunday night.
"That's his new name?" seemingly perplexed teammate Carmelo Anthony asked with a smile.
NEW YORK (AP) — Debuting a new NBA All-Game format in which players will pick teams in an effort to energize the event, the league has unveiled the voting schedule for its 2018 showcase.
The NBA had previously announced that the Eastern vs. Western Conference format would be scrapped for the first time, replaced by captains choosing sides in the latest effort to generate more enthusiasm and perhaps competitiveness for the game.
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