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Rockets determined to sign Carmelo Anthony

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Isaac Mcdaniel | 11 July, 2018, 05:10

Ahead of an expected split with Carmelo Anthony, the Oklahoma City Thunder granted the forward permission to meet with prospective suitors, including the Houston Rockets and Miami Heat, in Las Vegas this week, according to an ESPN report Tuesday.

Anthony is now a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the two sides are reportedly working on parting ways, whether through a trade, a buyout, or waiving via the stretch provision.

The Houston Rockets re-signed free-agent swingman Gerald Green to a one-year, $2.4 million contract.

A league source confirmed the meeting.

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Given the recent news that Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder are planning to part ways this summer, attention has shifted to his next destination.

If Anthony does become a free agent, the Rockets won't be the only team interested in his services.

Thus far, Anthony has met with the Rockets and Heat. Swapping Melo for a player (s) of lesser value would also create a trade exception for OKC. He averaged just 11.8 points and shot 37.5 percent from the field for the Thunder in its first-round playoff loss to Utah. Anthony is now in the twilight of his career, barely shooting 40 percent from the field with the Thunder a year ago and averaging a career low in points while putting in his usual effort, or lack thereof, on defense. He averaged 12.1 points and 22.7 minutes during his 41 games with the Rockets.

If Anthony were to end up in Miami, it would add a scoring punch to a team that finished sixth in the Eastern Conference previous year.

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