Paul excited to be play with Carmelo in Houston

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Carmelo Anthony agreed to a deal with Houston after he received a buyout from the Hawks and Chris Paul is delighted to have him aboard.

Rockets' Chris Paul has 'common goal' with Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony agreed to a deal with Houston after he received a buyout from the Hawks and Chris Paul is delighted to have him aboard.

Houston Rockets star Chris Paul is relishing the opportunity to play with his friend Carmelo Anthony.

NBA veteran Anthony verbally agreed to a deal with the Rockets this week after the 34-year-old received a buyout from the Atlanta Hawks, according to reports.

Paul, who signed a four-year contract extension with Houston in July, discussed the addition of Anthony in an interview with NBA TV on Friday.

"Melo, like a lot of the guys on the team, we always play like we have something to prove," Paul said. "And obviously the friendship, brotherhood that Melo and I share. It's always nice to play with a guy that you’re that close with."

Anthony – a 10-time All-Star – was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to Atlanta in exchange for guard Dennis Schroder in late July.

He hit just 40.2 per cent of his shots and averaged a career-low 16.2 points per game during his one season with Oklahoma City in 2017-18.

The Rockets finished last season with a 65-17 record and advanced to the Western Conference finals, where they fell to the Golden State Warriors in seven games.

 

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