NBA: Rockets complete Anthony deal with Bulls

Published 4:05 pm Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Carmelo Anthony has been officially traded from the Houston Rockets to the Chicago Bulls, the Rockets announced Tuesday.

Anthony, a 10-time All-Star, played 10 games with the Rockets and averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 40.5 percent from the field this season, but hasn’t been in action since Nov. 8. The 2003 national champion with Syracuse had his rights sent to Chicago along with those of Jon Diebler and cash considerations.

The Rockets are receiving in return Tadija Dragicevic, a 6-foot-9, 247-pounder who has played professionally in several countries. The 53rd overall NBA draft pick in 2008 most recently played in Spain.

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Diebler is currently playing in the Turkish League. The Rockets acquired him in 2012 after Portland drafted him 51st overall from Ohio State in 2011.

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I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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