NBA fans knew when Carmelo Anthony hit free agency after his release from the Oklahoma City Thunder that a couple teams would come calling, specifically the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers. ESPN’s Adrian Wojanowksi details the Rockets will make for a strong push to get Melo in the fold.
The Houston Rockets currently have a few roster spots open as Forwards Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute have left the organization for the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers, respectively. Their departure leaves a starting spot at the small forward position vacant. However, both of those departing players are known for their defensive abilities, which is heralded when facing their rival Golden State Warriors.
Dave McMenamin of ESPN also has details regarding the possibility of the Rockets becoming Melo’s fourth NBA franchise by revealing the superstar shooter’s business manager hung out with a collective of Houston Rockets representatives including head coach Mike D’Antoni, All-Star point guard Chris Paul. The meeting occurred in Las Vegas at the NBA Summer League.
Carmelo Anthony recently opted into his $27.9 million contracts for the upcoming season but will part ways from the Thunder and save them over $100 million in taxes. We’ll see where Melo goes once he officially hits the market.
Carmelo Anthony’s business manager, Bay Frazier, spent much of the first half of the Rockets-Warriors summer league game here in Vegas tonight sitting with a HOU contingent of Mike D’Antoni, Chris Paul, Tillman Fertitta and John Lucas II
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 9, 2018
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 9, 2018