Nov 14, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) is restrained by official Scott Foster (48) as he confronts Houston Rockets power forward Dwight Howard (12) and shooting guard James Harden (13) during the third quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. The Rockets beat the Knicks 109-106. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Houston Rockets expected to pursue Carmelo Anthony

If you feel as if Carmelo Anthony’s free agent stock is falling, you probably aren’t wrong but at the same time, you kind of are.

Melo stock is falling due to the New York Knicks completely falling off the map this season, but if you are paying attention you can see that Melo is really have quite the season. However, you have to wonder if he’s really capable of leading a team to a Championship, but that’s neither here nor there.

Still, he’s good enough for the Houston Rockets. It appears.

According to a report from the New York Post, the Rockets are expected to pursue Anthony this offseason via free agency.

The Houston Rockets will pursue Carmelo Anthony this offseason, according to a source.

The Rockets won’t have enough cap space to sign Anthony outright, but a sign-and-trade could be an option.

The report also states that the Rockets made a late run for Melo right before the Feb. trade deadline, but ultimately fell short. Obviously.

The source said that the Rockets inquired about the availability of Anthony at the deadline. The Knicks have held discussions previously with the Rockets on Omer Asik.

The Knicks could deal Asik and/or Jeremy Lin for Anthony while maintaining cap space for 2015.

With no state income taxes in Texas, Anthony could take a reduced salary while not as severely impacting his take home pay.

So, apart from the Chicago Bulls, is Houston the only viable landing-spot for Carmelo? It’s sure starting to look that way. Is Houston’s James Harden, Dwight Howard and possibly Carmelo Anthony going to be the next Big Three?

Melo in Houston?  That would be quite the sight to see so make sure to check out MyTicketIn, the top Houston ticket broker, for Rockets tickets if it actually occurs.


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