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: Would Rockets, Knicks Swap Carmelo For Harden?

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It can be argued that Carmelo Anthony simply doesn’t fit with the current Houston Rockets roster. With two ball-dominant scorers, such as James Harden and Anthony, the formula for a NBA Championship rarely adds up.

But a scenario which we haven’t really discussed is one that offers a swap of Harden and Anthony. And according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, that’s a possibility.

[H/T Real GM]

In a radio appearance, Chris Broussard reported that the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks could agree upon a sign-and-trade of Carmelo Anthony for James Harden.

The Rockets could then sign LeBron James with anticipated cap space created by trading away Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin in order to form a Big 3 with Anthony and Dwight Howard.

Basically, the Rockets would make a new Big Three sans Harden.

It’s an interesting scenario to say the least, but I highly doubt that it’s a likely one. The question, though, for this deal (or scenario) to even begin to grow any legs is whether Phil Jackson wants to start his rebuild of the New York Knicks with James Harden.

And I’m not sure that answer is yes. After that, there’s the whole makings sure that LeBron James is on board, of course.

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