);
Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets to part ways with Carmelo Anthony

carmelo-anthony-111518-ftr-nba-getty
Carmelo Anthony (NBA Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony's time with the Houston Rockets has come to an end after just 10 games

MORE: Draymond Green responds to Kevin Durant-drama and suspension

Anthony and the Rockets have mutually come to the decision to part ways, the team announced Friday, but there are no immediate plans to waive him.

Anthony has not been with the team for its last three games - after missing two with an illness, the 10-time All-Star did not travel with the team on its one-game trip to face the Denver Nuggets Wednesday.

The news comes ahead of the Rockets' Western Conference Finals rematch with the Golden State Warriors.

Keep up to date with all of the latest :tag: news!
Sure Not Now

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski added that Houston will keep Anthony on its roster for the time being as it is the best course of action - injuries and trades could allow an opportunity elsewhere for Anthony to open up in due time.

In 10 games this season, Anthony is averaging 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, but the Rockets got off to a 4-6 start in the games in which he was active. Houston signed Anthony for the veteran's minimum this offseason after he was traded from Oklahoma City and bought out by Atlanta.

Houston enters tonight's game against Golden State with a 6-7 record having won two straight games over Indiana and Denver.

More from NBA.com

Robin Lopez then and now
#10YearChallenge - NBA stars edition
Leandro Fernandez
stephen-curry-011619-ftr-getty.jpg
Curry's greatness in one possession
Scott Rafferty
Jeena Skaria at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Jeena Skaria set to play pro ball in Australia
Yash Matange
warriors-nuggets-011519-ftr-nba-getty
Dominant Warriors set NBA scoring record
Gilbert McGregor
3BL Commissioner Rohit Bakshi
NBA India All-Access: 3BL's Rohit Bakshi
Yash Matange
A star studded cast headlines NBA's Thursday broadcast in India.
Thursday TV Preview: Celtics host Raptors; Pels travel to Oracle
Yash Matange
More News