Carmelo Anthony was not quite ready to say goodbye to the NBA last season.
Anthony said Friday that at 35, he is working and waiting for his next chance. The 10-time NBA All-Star ended last season without a team but is hopeful the phone will ring before training camps begin next month.
"I'm in the gym every single day," Anthony said in an ESPN interview about a potential comeback.
Anthony has averaged 24.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in his career. He played 10 games with the Houston Rockets last season before general manager Daryl Morey called Anthony into his office to let him know the relationship wasn't going to work.
"He came in and basically said, 'Look, your services are no longer needed,'" Anthony said of his conversation with Morey. "I was like, 'What? Hold up. What the hell are you talking about?' ... You telling me I can't make a 9-, 10-man rotation on this team?'"