The Houston Rockets are reportedly "aggressively" searching for a trade partner for Carmelo Anthony. According to ESPN's NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets are hoping to claim veteran Kenneth Faried off of waivers, but they need to clear roster space in order to do so.
Although Anthony hasn't played for the team since early in the season, he's still technically on the roster and thus eating up space.
Instead of waiving Anthony, the Rockets are searching for a trade partner and would like to get the deal done by the end of the weekend.
Here's more from Woj:
The Rockets are aggressively working to find a trade for the exiled Carmelo Anthony before Monday's 5 p.m. ET deadline to clear a roster spot for Faried, league sources said. The Rockets will need to trade a player to a team with an open roster spot, or waive a player, before signing Faried.
Woj noted it's possible for the Rockets to hold off on signing Faried in order to make room on the roster, but the team wants him available for the upcoming game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
It's possible we see a Carmelo Anthony trade sooner rather than later, according to this news from Woj.