Carmelo Anthony Signs With Houston Rockets The Rockets made the announcement of the team’s newest addition via Twitter. Carmelo signed a one-year, $2.4 million contract. The 34-year-old player was waived by the Atlanta Hawks on July 30 after being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Anthony was expected to join the Rockets after officially entering the free-agent player pool. The player has been the headliner his entire career. Carmelo Anthony is ranked 19th in NBA history with 25,417 points. The 10-time All-Star will hopefully help the Rockets fill their void at forward after losing Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute.