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Carmelo Anthony's NBA Career Reportedly Not Over: Here's The Latest

carmelo anthony warms up during a game against the lakers

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Houston Rockets warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Although Carmelo Anthony's career in the NBA appeared over for the past two months, the former All-Star could be back on the hardwood very soon.

The Houston Rockets tried to add more firepower to their roster in the offseason, but the addition of Anthony simply didn't work. Whether it was his inability to shoot better than 32.8 percent from beyond the arc or his lackluster defense, the veteran forward wasn't filling in the void left behind by Trevor Ariza.

Anthony averaged just 13.4 points per contest on about 12 field goal attempts in his limited action with the Rockets.

Houston made the surprising decision to stop playing Anthony, and the franchise announced on Nov. 16 that he wouldn't be a member of the team moving forward.

The 34-year-old forward is clearly declining at this stage of his career, but it sounds like he'll have one more chance for redemption this season.

According to The Athletic's Sam Amick and Joe Vardon, Anthony has options to play again in the NBA and is expected to pick one before the trade deadline.

It's not yet specified if Anthony would be traded or released and then signed by his next team.

We've heard rumblings of LeBron James vouching for the Lakers to sign Anthony in the past. However, there is still no indication on which teams will enter the sweepstakes for the former scoring champion.

If Anthony's conditioning is up to league standards, then he should be back on the hardwood in February.