After weeks of speculation, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that OKC are working with Melo’s agent to free the former All Star. General consensus is Oklahoma City will either buy him out or stretch his contract. However, Oklahoma City will explore trade options before offering those options. The Houston Rockets emerge as a potential suitor for Anthony.
Anthony’s new team, Puerto Rico FC, will begin play in the North American Soccer League in 2016.
“I’m very hands-on but it’s more about taking the time now during the offseason. I spend a lot of time in Puerto Rico training. I’ll do like a mini-training camp down there. Right now it’s about putting the right people in place so that when I’m back to my regular job, basketball is my main focus. I’ll have a solid group of people running (Puerto Rico FC) on a day-to-day basis.” he said.
“I just always kept it to myself and among my circle. Going to games, sneaking into games and just watching and being around the sport over the years. The more time I started spending in Puerto Rico over the past six, seven years I realized that there was kind of a void down there on my island. The island didn’t really have anything that they could kind of call their own, that they could represent not just on the island but from a global standpoint.”