According to a newsletter from Marc Stein of the New York Times (h/t HoopsHype), the Wizards "have no plans to pursue" the 10-time All-Star. Anthony has not played for the Houston Rockets since Nov. 8, as the team decided to part ways with him and potentially look for a trade partner.
Washington has been one of the most disappointing squads in the league this season and sits at 13-21 and 3.5 games behind the Detroit Pistons in the race for the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. If things don't change, the Wizards will snap a stretch that saw them reach the postseason in four of the last five years.
There was a time when adding someone like Anthony would be the perfect fix for a struggling team, as he led the league in scoring in 2012-13 and is a six-time All-NBA selection.
However, he is well past his prime at 34 years old and averaged a mere 13.4 points and 0.5 assists a night in his 10 games with the Rockets this season. What's more, Houston's net rating was minus-nine when he was on the floor, per NBA.com.
It was a continuation of last season's efforts when he posted career-low totals of points (16.2), field-goal percentage (40.4) and assists (1.3) per game as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
There have been plenty of losses and drama this season for the Wizards, and they apparently won't be adding a declining Anthony to the mix.