D'Antoni said Houston's problems are definitely not Anthony's fault and agreed with Morey that the outside criticism of him has been unfair.
The New York Times had a sourced report Sunday saying Anthony has been notified that he will soon be waived. Anthony sat out Saturday's contest in San Antonio, after going 1-for-11 from the field and scoring just two points in 20 minutes against his former team in Oklahoma City on Thursday.
"One of the reasons I'm here, besides it's 10 games in, about, is I think there's just a lot of unfair like rumors and everything going around about him", Morey said before Houston's 115-103 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. "He's been great with us, as coach [Mike D'Antoni] said yesterday. On that one, I have no answer for you right now". With 15 players under contract, that's exactly what they'd have to do to add Anthony.
If he clears waivers, Anthony would be free to sign with any team that wants him, and you'd figure the National Basketball Association isn't out of such teams just yet.
Rockets star James Harden said he didn't have enough information to comment about Anthony's situation, while Chris Paul, who along with Harden helped recruit Anthony over the summer, praised his longtime friend but was vague about Anthony's future with the Rockets.
Anthony, in 10 games this year, is averaging 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
He accused the Rockets of making Anthony the "fall guy" for their slow start. The Rockets are 4-7 on the season and need to turn things around if they want a shot at the playoffs.