This summer will be filled with plenty of NBA playoff drama, but an undercurrent to the cause for a title will be the story of where Carmelo Anthony will end up in 2014-15 and if another team can wrestle him away from the New York Knicks. The thought at the moment is that Melo will be back in New York but he also hasn’t heard any offers or pitches from other teams yet and that could change everything.
While the names of the teams we’ve been hearing as being interested in Melo have remained the same, a new team has entered the equation to further muddle matters. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Houston Rockets are quietly confident that they can make moves that allows them to get in on the Carmelo Anthony bidding this summer.
Of course, this would involve trading Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin which is something the Rockets have been trying to do all season long to no avail. But should the team be able to move their salary, they very well could get in on the Melo bidding along with everyone else.
The big question is will Houston be as attractive a destination as Chicago or New York because the money may not be the main selling point when it comes to the Rockets chances of landing Carmelo Anthony — but the promise of a fast championship might be.