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Paul excited to be play with Carmelo in Houston

August 11 2018 4:47 AM

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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