The Houston Rockets had their eyes on the top two free agents, Miami Heat forward LeBron James and New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony. The Rockets never appeared to have a shot with James, but they did get Anthony to take a visit to Houston. However, it looks like Anthony will be returning to New York with the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls also ahead of the Rockets.
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They have now turned their attention to Heat big man Chris Bosh. Although Anthony is an elite scorer, Bosh has been a good player on both ends of the floor for the Heat and may actually be a better fit for the Rockets.
Jabari Davis of Basketball Insiders believes Bosh is a perfect fit for the Rockets because he can help fix some of the issues they have defensively.
"From the Rockets’ side of things, I completely agree about defense being a major issue last season..…For the record, while Melo sounds nice or looks good on paper (to some), I actually think Bosh would be another good fit at the PF. Not sure I’d be looking to pay him 20+ per, but he does a TON on the defensive end and could space the floor the way Dwight likes his 4′s to do."
Bosh averaged 16.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 51.6% from the field, 33.9% from three and 82.0% from the free trow line last season. Howard put up 18.3 points, 12.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.8 assists and 0.8 steals per game while shooting 59.1% from the field and 54.7% from the free throw line.