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Here's How Much The Houston Rockets Will Reportedly Pay Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony on the Thunder.

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 13: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder watches on against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Spectrum Center on January 13, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last week, and Monday, he was officially bought out of his contract. Anthony, assuming he clears waivers, will be a free agent within the next 48 hours.

That said, he's widely expected to sign with the Houston Rockets for the coming season. In fact, it's essentially known how much they're going to pay him, too.

Anthony's contract called for $27.9 million this year - but he's reportedly giving back $2.4 million of it so he can be signed for the veteran minimum in Houston.

So it's almost a lock that Anthony will be signing with the Rockets on Wednesday for one year, $2.4 million.

It remains to be seen, however, if it'll be a steal for the Rockets. Anthony, once a superstar, is no longer one of the best players in the league, and last year on the Thunder, he didn't fit in well with stars Russell Westbrook and Paul George.

Could it all be different in Houston with James Harden and Chris Paul? Sure, but it would probably require Anthony understanding that he needs to take a backseat to the other two. He's reportedly already said he's unwilling to come off the bench, so we're not sure he's quite there mentally.

Anthony on the Rockets will be interesting, to say the least. Houston was one half of basketball away from knocking off the Warriors a year ago, but it doesn't look like they've gotten better. Unless, of course, Anthony fits in incredibly well.