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Southwest Division112.4 (1st)103.9 (2nd)
Western Conference2nd4th


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Rockets' Carmelo Anthony: Could be headed for bench role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony, who is set to sign a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Rockets on Monday, may come off the bench during the upcoming season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

After the Thunder were eliminated in the first round of the postseason in April, Anthony was adamant that he wouldn't accept a reserve role if he had returned to Oklahoma City in 2018-19. The Thunder ultimately parted ways with Anthony after he exercised his $28 million player option earlier this offseason, trading him to Atlanta in July before the Hawks waived him shortly after the acquisition. Anthony then agreed to continue his career in Houston, where it was expected that he would slot in as the club's starting power forward. It appears that the Rockets have since called an audible on that plan, but the bench move shouldn't dramatically hinder Anthony's fantasy value, assuming he's receptive to the assignment. Anthony looks poised to serve as the go-to scorer for the second unit for a few spurts per game while still logging plenty of time alongside James Harden and Chris Paul as a supplementary option on offense. Riding shotgun with two of the NBA's elite playmakers should translate to plenty of quality looks from the outside for Anthony, who saw his efficiency crater in the Thunder's more stagnant offense last season.

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Rockets' Carmelo Anthony: Agrees to join Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony verbally agreed to join the Rockets on Tuesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

Anthony's intentions to join the Rockets have been a badly kept secret, as the move was essentially a foregone conclusion following his trade to Atlanta. Things didn't mesh as anticipated during his first, and now only, campaign in Oklahoma City last season. Acting largely as a spot-up shooter, Anthony averaged the fewest points (16.2) and assists (1.3) of his career without gaining efficiency. It remains to be seen what his role in Houston will be, but he'll presumably start and be a major cog in one of the league's most potent offenses.

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2017-18 Team Leaders
PPGJames Harden, SG30.4
RPGClint Capela, C10.8
APGJames Harden, SG8.8
FG%Clint Capela, C65.2
FT%Chris Paul, PG91.9
3P%Ryan Anderson, PF38.6
BLOCKSClint Capela, C137
STEALSJames Harden, SG126
MPGJames Harden, SG35.4

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