According to the report, Anthony's free agency won't happen before next week while the trade to the Hawks becomes official.
His one and only season with the Thunder was underwhelming for Anthony.
There's been a lot of interest in Carmelo Anthony since news broke that he'd be leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder. When the waivers clear, he will be able to sign with the team of his choice. Sharpshooter Kyle Korver of the Cleveland Cavaliers is among the players Philadelphia is known to be pursuing via trade before completing the deal with Oklahoma City and Atlanta.
Anthony will receive his $27.9 million salary in full after his release by the Atlanta Hawks.
"In all likelihood, Las Vegas oddsmakers will not shift the Rockets" chances all that much because of Anthony. The 15-year veteran averaged 16.2 points per game, the only time in his career, his season scoring average has dipped below 20 points per game.
Joining the Rockets will reunite Anthony, 34, with Houston Coach Mike D'Antoni after the pair struggled badly to mesh in NY, which ultimately led to D'Antoni's resignation as Knicks coach.