Houston Is Reportedly Making a Run at Carmelo Anthony


"The Oklahoma City Thunder granted Carmelo Anthony permission to meet with prospective teams, including the Houston Rockets and Miami Heat, league sources told ESPN".

One year after the Houston Rockets thought they had a deal in place for then-New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, they are back at it again this offseason. Thus, Anthony's one-year, $27.9 million expiring contract could be enticing for a team looking to part with long-term contracts, even if the team can't fully carve out $27.9 million in space.

Tim MacMahon of ESPN reported an update on the negotiations between the Rockets and Capela, who's a restricted free agent.

After failing to secure a trade for Anthony last summer, the Rockets will have the opportunity to sign Melo again.

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But Houston, the Lakers and Miami are all said to be keen on signing Anthony if, as expected, he comes a free agent. Wade also remains a possibility for that exception if he chooses to play.

He failed to earn an All-Star nod for the first time since 2008-09, though his 169 3-pointers made set a new career high.

Green originally signed with the Rockets on December 28, 2017 and averaged 12.1 points over the remainder of the season. The 11-year National Basketball Association journeyman has also played for the Celtics, Timberwolves, Mavericks, Nets, Pacers, Suns and Heat.

Worryingly, his presence on the court saw the Thunder's team plus/minus rating slide to negative 14.3 during the playoffs. He is coming off of a career season, where he averaged 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks.