|Date of Birth||5/29/1984|
|Height, Weight||6'8", 240 lbs|
|From||Mouth of Wilson, VA|
|Drafted||2003 - Rd 1|
Anthony had nine points (3-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), four rebounds, and one block in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 131-112 loss to the Pelicans.
Anthony nailed a trey immediately upon entering the game, but he fell off immediately after that. It will likely take some time for Anthony to settle in to his new surroundings, and while this wasn't a promising performance, James Harden and Chris Paul are more eager and willing passers than Russell Westbrook and Paul George.
Anthony will come off the bench for Wednesday's season opener against the Pelicans, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
As expected, James Ennis and P.J. Tucker will start at the forward spots. Anthony could still trend near 30 minutes, however, and could see high usage off the bench as a main scoring option.
Anthony (rest) is expected to play Friday against the Grizzlies, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Anthony sat out Tuesday's preseason game against Shanghai for rest, but should be back to face the Grizzlies during the Rockets' preseason finale. In three exhibitions, Anthony has averaged 13.7 points and 5.0 rebounds while drilling 3.0 threes per contest at 50.0 percent.
Anthony will sit out Tuesday's preseason game against the Shanghai Sharks for rest purposes, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
With the regular season just over a week away, the Rockets will look to get some of their veterans a day off. Anthony will get the night off Tuesday as a result and there's no injury to worry about here. Look for Anthony to rejoin the lineup for Friday's preseason finale against the Grizzlies and he also should be a full go by the regular-season opener.
Anthony totaled 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt), and six rebounds in 28 minutes during Sunday's 108-93 preseason victory over the Spurs.
With the return of P.J. Tucker, Anthony moved back to the bench where he could find himself to begin the season. Anthony's best fantasy years are well in the rear vision mirror and the move to the second unit will do very little to improve his outlook. He should be able to put up some decent scoring nights but offers very little outside of points and threes. He is more of a late-round guy, given the lack of scoring late in drafts.