The Houston Rockets believe they are one player away — and wholeheartedly believe that one player could be Carmelo Anthony.
So much so that they’re willing to give whatever it takes to reel in the perennial All-Star this offseason.
According to Steve Kyler from Basketball Insiders, the Rockets willing to trade “almost anything” for Carmelo.
“Houston would trade almost anything not named Dwight Howard and James Harden to get at Anthony and they would go all in on a contract too. There has been talk that Houston has offered up Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin in a “give away” trade that could include their draft pick in the first round or a roster player like Terrence Jones to get those salaries off the books.”
[H/T to Hoops-Nation.com]
I think the question that the Rockets need to ask themselves is whether or not Melo is a better fit in Houston than Rajon Rondo is. Remember when the Rockets didn’t want to trade Chandler Parsons in any hypothetical deal for Rondo back at the trade deadline?
Now they’re willing to give anyone not name Howard or Harden? That just isn’t consistent.
I’m not sure how well Melo, Harden and Howard would fit together, but it seems as if the Rockets are willing to go down swinging.