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

Knicks, Rockets trade of Carmelo Anthony for James Harden possible?

The New York Knicks certainly don’t want to lose free agent Carmelo Anthony for nothing and according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, the Houston Rockets may have a plan to make sure that doesn’t happen.

We’ve heard for a few weeks now that the Houston Rockets are one of the many teams who are hoping to pair both LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony on the same roster, but with James Harden currently on the Houston Rockets that creates a bit of a roster (and payroll) crunch. Fear not though as Broussard, during a radio appearance (via RealGM) stated that the two sides could agree on a sign-and-trade of Carmelo Anthony in exchange for James Harden.

Yep, you read that right.

As if that didn’t sound like enough of a video game trade, it gets better. Broussard then goes on to suggest that with Anthony on the Rockets, Houston could then use their available cap space to sign LeBron James giving them the new ‘Big 3′ of Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony and of course, the previously mentioned James.

In the meantime, this suffices the Knicks because they let Melo walk for a better and possibly more talented James Harden.

Oddly enough, in the most weird of ways, such a move actually does make a little sense assuming it was to work out as stated in Broussard’s theory. Of course, his rumors usually have to be taken with a grain (or twenty pound bag) of salt and with so many massive pieces involved, it just doesn’t sound possible.

Certainly intriguing though.


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