Houston Rockets "Strong Frontrunners" To Land Carmelo Anthony

Rex Christensen
July 14, 2018

The Thunder could waive-and-stretch Anthony's $27.9 million salary - saving the franchise $107 million in salary and tax - within the next seven to 10 days should they be unable to find a trade, league sources said.

Furthermore, Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz reports that Chris Paul is encouraging the Rockets to sign his good friend Carmelo, and ESPN's Dave McMenamin says Melo's business manager recently spent time with Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni and team owner Tilman Fertitta. Anthony has also expressed interest in signing with the Lakers.

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With All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony's departure from the Oklahoma City Thunder bound to happen soon, two teams - the Miami Heat and Houston Rockets - have risen above other suitors to acquire the journeyman.

Anthony, who was traded from the Knicks to Oklahoma City in September 2017, hit just 40.2 percent of his shots and averaged a career-low 16.2 points in 2017-18. Houston already has lost Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute this offseason, and replacing the defensive-minded forwards with the shoot-first Anthony would be more than puzzling. He was selected by the Nuggets with the third-overall pick in the 2003 draft and spent under eight seasons in Denver before he was dealt to NY in February 2011.

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