Carmelo Anthony hosted on the ESPN’s show First Take and shared more light into his relationship with the Rockets before they decided he is no longer a part of the team. Carmelo was surprised how everything happened all of a sudden and he wasn’t even expecting to get released by the team after playing only 10 games for the Rockets.
In an interview with Stephen A. Smith, Carmelo shared his disappointment with the Rockets who were apparently chasing him for several years. After they finally struck a deal, it took only 10 games for them to understand they don’t need Carmelo on their roster anymore.
“I was surprised big time. We’ve been talking for three, four years, they were trying to get me to come to the Houston Rockets. When I get there, I am thinking everything is good. I never missed practice, I did my work, I was being professional to everybody there. When the 10th game in the season came around I didn’t understand what was going on. I reached out to Daryl first and we talked about making this relationship better and what can I do to fix this. But he wanted to talk to me about releasing me.”
Carmelo found out from Daryl Morrey his services are no longer needed on his way to San Antonio for a game. It came as a big surprise because he was getting ready for a game when he was officially informed he will no longer be a part of the team.
“I was in San Antonio in my room getting ready for the game. I previously reached to Darryl and he came to me and said my services are no longer needed. Things are not working out and you got to figure out something to do. You will not suit up for tomorrow’s game.”