The Carmelo Anthony free agency tour rolled along on Wednesday with a trek through the Lone Star State. Melo’s day started with a meeting with the Houston Rockets, and then following that, it was off to meet with Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks.
According to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein, that meeting in Dallas has ended; and as far as length is concerned, it was far less extravagant than the one that was held with the Rockets earlier in the day.
Getting word now that the Mavericks’ meeting with Carmelo Anthony in Dallas has ended after two-plus hours … after six hours in Houston
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2014
Now of course, you can interpret that however you’d like, but the fact remains that two hours isn’t really all that long for someone the caliber of Anthony to sit with one of the top teams in the Western Conference like the Dallas Mavericks.
What should also be taken into consideration is that, even with how much time Carmelo spent with the Bulls on Tuesday, Stein also reported on Wednesday that some within the organization are beginning to get the feeling that it’s going to be hard to pry him away from the New York Knicks.
So, just two hours with the Mavericks might not be all that optimistic.