Carmelo Anthony triumphantly returned to Houston on Wednesday night, helping the Portland Trail Blazers win a 117-107 victory over his former team, the Houston Rockets.
It’s a wild turn from just a year ago when Anthony was essentially gone from the missiles. You might expect him to have some hard feelings about his treatment by the organization and GM Daryl Morey, but he doesn’t. After the blazers’ victory, he told the media that he essentially has everything under control.
Carmelo Anthony insisted that for the first time since his uncomfortable 10-game stint in Houston, he had no additional emotions when it came to facing the Rockets. pic.twitter.com/79LAhDEIbz
– Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 16, 2020
It’s been a year since Anthony was at the Rockets and he’s blooming with a new team. So it’s easy to see how he could get past all of this now. But given what happened, it would be understandable if he wasn’t. After a bad start in the first 10 games of the 2019-2019 season, Rockets GM Daryl Morey announced in November 2018 that the team would “separate” from Anthony. What followed was absolutely nothing for more than two months before the missiles eventually traded him to the Chicago Bulls, who then gave up on him in February.
Anthony’s tenure at the Rockets was the beginning of a frustrating period for him, and he struggled to find a job in basketball until the Trail Blazers signed him in November. However, he was only 10 games at the Rockets, far less than any other team he was with. Maybe that’s why he seems to be surprised that someone expects to have feelings for the return to the team he has hardly played with.
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If Anthony had any feelings, they would only work to his advantage. He showed a strong performance against the Rockets with 18 points and 12 rebounds and only missed three of his 10 shots from the field.
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