How the Rockets can move ahead if Carmelo Anthony departs

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After less than four weeks, teammates and members of the coaching staff believe Carmelo Anthony has played his final game for the Houston Rockets, according to a report by ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

How did Melo's time in Houston sour so quickly? And will shedding Anthony help the slumping Rockets, who have started 5-7 after winning 65 games and reaching last season's Western Conference finals, get back on track? Let's take a look at what went wrong and what's next for Houston.