Carmelo Anthony's teammates don't believe he will return to Houston Rockets

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Last year's Western Conference runners-up signed Anthony to a veteran's minimum contract of $2.4 million last August.

Contrary to Morey's assertions, National Basketball Association reporter Marc Stein cited sources Sunday that said Anthony has been informed that his "brief time with the team will soon be ending".

"I don't know what's being said or whatnot, but Melo's been great, working hard every day", Paul said. If so, it is a tenure that will have lasted only 10 games, averaging 13.4 points per game in a little over 29 minutes per night. The Rockets guard has been the snatching headlines today amid rumors that the team is considering waiving him, after the team as a whole has been experiencing a rough start to a season bloated with high expectations.

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It's my job, it's coach's job to figure this thing out. But from Guy 1 to Guy 15 - and I'll put myself in there; a lot of this is on me right now - we're not playing well.

Anthony certainly isn't the only problem for the 4-6 Rockets, who have gone from leading the National Basketball Association in scoring a year ago to ranking No. 26 entering Saturday, but it's not hard to see changing his usage as a possible path to positive change.

If he clears waivers, Anthony would be free to sign with any team that wants him, and you'd figure the National Basketball Association isn't out of such teams just yet. The Rockets have a net rating of 11.1 points per 100 possessions when Anthony isn't on the floor, according to NBA.com stats. Going on a per-minute basis, Anthony's points and assist numbers have seen a significant dip. "Like I said, we'll see what happens".

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