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Rockets sign free agent forward Carmelo Anthony

Posted: August 13, 2018 -- 1:12 pm.

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed free agent forward Carmelo Anthony.

Anthony (6'8", 240) was originally the third overall pick by Denver in the 2003 NBA Draft.  In 1,054 career games played, he is averaging 24.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.02 steals.  Anthony is one of 11 players in NBA history with career averages of at least 24.0 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game.  Kevin Durant and LeBron James are the only other active players accomplishing that feat.

The 15-year veteran is a 10-time All-Star while being named All-NBA Second Team twice and Third Team four times.  Anthony is also a three-time Olympic gold medalist and is USA Basketball’s all-time leading Olympic scorer and rebounder.

Anthony ranks 19th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with 25,417 points.  Only 10 players have scored over 27,000 points in their career.  Anthony led the NBA in scoring with 28.7 ppg in 2012-13, marking one of three seasons in which he averaged at least 28.0 ppg.

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