Carmelo Anthony and the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to a buyout.
Ten-time NBA All-Star, Carmelo Anthony, has moved one step closer to becoming a free agent. According to ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Atlanta Hawks and Anthony has agreed to a buyout allowing him to enter free agency.
Carmelo Anthony has finalized buyout with the Atlanta Hawks, giving back $2.4M of his $27.9M salary, league sources tell ESPN. That's veteran's minimum he'll get back with new team. Anthony will wait to clear waivers in 48 hours to officially tell Rockets of intentions to sign.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 30, 2018
Once the buyout is complete, the Hawks are expected to place Anthony on waivers within the next few hours.
Coming off the worst season of his career Oklahoma City Thunder, Anthony was traded to the Hawks in exchange for Dennis Schroder as apart of a three-team deal that also involved the Philadelphia 76ers. Once all is complete, the 34-year old forward is expected to sign with the Houston Rockets.
In 78 games with the Thunder, Anthony averaged a career-low 16.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, and shot 40.4 percent from the field. Anthony also averaged his lowest win share percent at 3.8 ws during the 2018 season.