Houston Rockets Rumors
The Thunder, Hawks and Sixers agreed on a deal that involves sending Anthony to the Hawks, and the Hawks plan to buy out Anthony, per USA TODAY Sports. It’s reported that the Rockets are the favorites to sign Anthony once that happens. Morey was asked, “So are we for sure getting Carmelo Anthony?” He responded, “In the mix.” Morey also said, “Yes,” as a reply to, “Does Daryl still have something up his sleeve?”
“It would be a great acquisition for us,” said Harden, who did run into Anthony at Paris Fashion Week last month when Harden was making the rounds with teammate P.J. Tucker. “Melo’s a proven vet. He just wants to win at this point, so it would be great for him to be on our team. The current roster we have now, we’ve got good guys back and we keep making forward progress.”
The Miami Heat is expecting 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony, who is expected to be waived and become a free agent after being traded to the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, to sign with the Houston Rockets, a league source said Friday. The Heat had some interest in Anthony, 34, and met with him in Las Vegas at Anthony’s request during NBA Summer League action more than a week ago. But the source said the role and the kind of money Anthony was looking for wasn’t a fit with the Heat.
Alykhan Bijani: “I think he goes to the #Rockets” Dwight Howard on Carmelo Anthony (on SportsNation)
Adam Wexler: #Rockets James Harden on potentially adding Carmelo Anthony: “Would be a great acquisition for us. He wants to win at this point (of his career).” Harden was at @Academy in conjunction w/ @ProCamps surprising kids from the Boys & Girls club with a shopping spree. @KPRC2
David Aldridge: It should surprise no one that @Carmelo Anthony has been telling people for more than a week that he’ll ultimately wind up with the Rockets, per league source.