With Phil Jackson reportedly coming in to the New York Knicks organization, one of his top priorities will be making sure that his best player, Carmelo Anthony, doesn’t opt out of the final year of his deal this summer and hit the open market. But, some suitors could be too much to fend off, and according to the New York Post, the Houston Rockets are one of them.
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 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.
Seeing how this could all play out, and if Jackson’s goal is to revitalize the organization from top to bottom, then the draft picks involved in a sign-and-trade could most certainly come in handy.
The prospects of Anthony playing on that already stacked Rockets roster is scary.