Carmelo Anthony’s Net Worth: Here’s Why He’s Done With the Houston Rockets

10-time All-Star and future Hall of Famer, Carmelo Anthony is having a rough basketball season already. The former New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets power forward, who led the Nuggets to the playoffs every year from 2004 to 2010 has had trouble finding his footing in recent years. After a few seasons of moving between the Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Anthony has found his way to the Houston Rockets. On August 13, 2018,  he signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the team, but apparently, that’s about to be over quicker than it began.

Carmelo Anthony is frustrated during a game against the Cavs.
Carmelo Anthony’s status is up in the air. | Jason Miller/Getty Images

A rough ride in Houston

Though Anthony has only been with the Houston Rockets for a few months, he’s been out due to an undisclosed “illness” and has missed the last two games. Also, the NBA star has only played in 10 games this season, averaging 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 40.5 percent from the floor. Looking at Anthony’s track-record, especially since he was the third overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft, that’s not good at all.

On Thursday, Nov. 8, Anthony seemed to seal his fate with the Rockets after a terrible performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He shot 1-for-11, and the Rockets, in general, scored a season-low. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that this performance was the final nail in the coffin between Anthony and the Rockets.

He tweeted, “The Rockets have denied they are waiving Carmelo Anthony, but two sources close to the situation say Anthony has been informed that his brief time with the team will soon be ending. Anthony has been listed as “out” for Houston’s game tonight against Indiana due to illness.”

The role that Anthony so desperately wanted in Houston doesn’t quite seem to exist, and it must be a hard pill for the Brooklyn native to swallow especially as he’s watching undrafted rookie Gary Clark gobble up his time on the floor.

Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony | Jason Merritt/Getty Images

A multi-million dollar man

Though Anthony is certainly frustrated by his current position in the National Basketball Association, he won’t be running out of money anytime soon. The NBA star whose career has expanded over 15 years is worth $90 million according to Bank Rate. So how did he amass such a fortune?

Aside from his NBA salary, Anthony also has a slew of endorsements under his belt. He’s worked with Foot Locker, Jordan Brand, Nike, IWC, Steiner Sports, and Nickelodeon among others.  He also hasn’t been pigeonholed in basketball. Like his actress wife, La La Anthony, who stars on the Starz hit series Power, Anthony has also appeared on the big screen.

In 2016 he starred in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows as himself. Though we’re sure his payday wasn’t monumental, we’re almost certain it was nothing to sneeze at either.

Looking ahead

Though we’re uncertain about Anthony’s future with the Houston Rockets, we wouldn’t count him out completely. He’s still quite young, and with the right team, he can undoubtedly be right back in the playoffs once again. After all, Chicago native Derrick Rose who had a trying few seasons that were plagued with injuries is back to being on top with his new team, the  Minnesota Timberwolves. We can see Anthony doing the same.

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