NY Post: Rockets could make a push for Carmelo Anthony

Sam Spiegelman

When the Carmelo Anthony free agency rumors subside? They probably won’t.

For all of the discussions about how Phil Jackson’s presence within the Knicks organization or the Lakers’ new coach and roster will impact Anthony’s decision, another suitor may emerge.

According to the New York Post, the Rockets will make a push to land Anthony this summer. The team is cap-strapped having to pay big-time salaries for Dwight Howard, James Harden and Jeremy Lin, but the team is considering a sign-and-trade. Houston engaged with the Knicks about trading for Anthony before February’s trade deadline, per the report.

The trade included embattled Rockets forward Omer Asik, with whom Rockets President Daryl Morey has been reluctant to deal. But according to the Post, Morey would be willing to part way with Asik in order to create Houston’s own “Big Three.”




209 comments
dogmanx23
dogmanx23

Melo/Felton for Asik/Lin/Jones/Monte/Pick 


Next move Chandler/JR. I'd look at OKC


Perkins/Lamb/Thebo/Thabeet


Start 2015 with ThJr/Lamb/Jones/Monte/2 picks and $50M in cap space. Let Phil build his team. 

Pete Pirone
Pete Pirone

I actually would like to see Steve Lavin as a candidate for the job.. Am I crazy?

tw22
tw22

The Rockets? C'mon man, McHale can barely handle Harden and Howard on the court at the same time. He has a better chance of taking less money in Chicago where they are setting up a hospital wing in the United Center. The only way Carmelo leaves NY is through a sign in trade, and you better believe that Jackson is smarter than to take the glass half empty part of that deal, whoever that other team might be.

ive been waiting for someone to report this story that was sitting in the back of my head for the last 9 months once D12 went to Rockets , Melo will leave Knicks only to head to HOU or Chi ... D12 and Melo in the paint in unstoppable .... with harden pushing down lanes

Mets0987
Mets0987

Next season, we should go after Billy Donovan. He is the coach of the university of Florida.

rgm891
rgm891

You guys believe PJ will hire a GM?  Or have both roles of Pres and GM?

Mets0987
Mets0987

Buss is butthurt that Phil is banging his sister.

rgm891
rgm891

In case you're wondering, there was never any coup brewing. No conversations between Jackson's reps and the Lakers.

Ian Bedley. 


Puts all that Laker talk to rest.

lobcity1
lobcity1

Honestly, If there was a lot of Phil talks and different reports out there then ill be worried about Phil actually using the Knicks as leverage for LA but it's the opposite.

chudogz1
chudogz1

@ Jerry Gee. NICE! Any ownership involved, or just cash?

rgm891
rgm891

@Jerry Gee But do u think those players are worth the money if we're running the triangle offense? I love both of those players don't get me wrong, but they're not an necessity in the triangle offense.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Jerry Gee  I have a friend whose relative works at the Garden on the phones and he said Kyrie's agent makes calls to the Garden on a regular basis. 

I know it's gossip but the guy seems honest.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Mets0987  2 first rounders for Thibs.

Nuff said.

As long as we're throwing ideas out there.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@rgm891  Some reports are saying that living arrangements were part of the deal. It seems Jax won't spend much time in NY, much less travel with the team or be tremendously hands on.

It's likely that he'll restructure the FO, bring in people he knows and trusts and have them execute his command.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@rgm891 He will bring in his guys to to do the grunt work but title or no title, all decision making will go thru Phil. 

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@rgm891  I think he'll carry both roles for a while and hire a GM like in a year or two. I think Mills will get demoted.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Mets0987  You seem to have this "banging his sister" obsession. You got issues or something man?

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@lobcity Yep, Dolan may not know much about b-ball but we know he really hates losing business deals!  This is a done deal or he would be the laughing stock of  the NBA for other reasons. No way Dolan loses this deal.  

Phil has everything and that is why he has no pressure to call Melo or anyone else because he will do this HIS way!

Sandro
Sandro

@kneggyknik

If Phil wants to keep Amare, Pablo, Chandler and Martin, we ain't going far.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@firebaldy @Jerry GeeTell Kyrie to keep improving his game so that once Phil lures LBJ, he can come along to the garden and play for us.

rgm891
rgm891

@Jerry Gee All Melo has to do is talk to MJ and Kobe.  I guarantee u he already has talked to Kobe.  You see Kobe on air.  I find it unlikely that Melo would want to leave hearing about PJ from Kobe.  But what does PJ want.  I am curious to see how much money PJ offers Melo if he does indeed want him to stay

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Jerry Gee  We have some pretty good YOUNG pieces right here. Melo will stay and PJ will maneuver and get him so legit help.

chudogz1
chudogz1

@VerySilentJay. I love Thibs, but no more first rounders please!

Mets0987
Mets0987

More 1st rounders? We should start keeping 1st round picks. Knowing the knicks, they are going to trade those 1st round picks for Jason Kidd lol.

Mets0987
Mets0987

Look him up and shut your azz up. Somebody is always making smart comments for no reason.

rgm891
rgm891

@xmenreturn @rgm891 Absolutely. So it honestly doesn't really matter to be honest.  Just helping him out with day to day responsibilities.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Jerry Gee @rgm891I wouldn't because Mills is loyal to Dolan not Phil.  Mills can do the concession or vendor contracts.

Mets0987
Mets0987

This is the first time I have ever said that on here. Get off my dickk, you always trying to start shitt. Thanks

rgm891
rgm891

@Jerry Gee Not at all man.  Someone had to say something for them but unfortunately none of them have enough pull to actually have an impact

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Kiyan Carter LOL That would mean Phil would have to talk to him.  Now you're catching up playa! lol

Mets0987
Mets0987

Oh my fault, I thought his name was billy.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Mets0987 LOL Stop being so defensive playa.  We are b-ball Fans, Of course we know the coach who won at the NCAA level and even coached Noah I believe.

It's Billy Donovan not Ray Donovan! 


VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@xmenreturn  Mills will probably be given a lesser role that's as far from bball operations as possible.

rgm891
rgm891

@xmenreturn Yeah PJ doesn't want anything to do with those guys.  He already has to deal with Dolan and that's enough.  Herb and Mills will be put elsewhere in the org

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Jerry Gee @xmenreturn@rgm891He can't turn Mills because Mills is only employed at the discretion of Dolan.  Mills is smart enough to know where his meal is coming from. 

Phil will steer clear of Mills being anywhere near his inner circle.  

Mills and Herb are human microphones!

Mets0987
Mets0987

I'm good, I'm just saying.

rgm891
rgm891

@Jerry Gee @rgm891 Couldn't agree more.  No reason to risk the love he has for Jeanie and making her choose sides essentially cause of a job.  PJ did the right move and I couldn't be more happier he's on board.

rgm891
rgm891

@firebaldy @rgm891@Jerry Gee The way I knew he was not going back to LA is one reason and one reason only.  Jeanie Buss must have been in Jim's ear to bring Phil back.  If she couldn't convince him after all this time, why would he go for it now? Must show the disrespect for one another that they have reported

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@rgm891 @Jerry Gee  I feel like if PJ felt that Kobe could be the Kobe of old again--he might have considered going back there. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Jerry Gee @xmenreturn@Kiyan Carter 

That maybe true but that doesn't refute the importance or lack of by not reaching out to Melo during the negotiations. 

The pt being that Phil intent to be here does not depend on Melo otherwise he would have opted to speak with Melo to make sure he may be onboard staying as he decides to takes over.

Sandro
Sandro

@Jerry Gee @Sandro@Kiyan Carter

We have Felton to come off the bench. That's his role.
We have Murry to be a 3rd string PG. That's his role.
We need to get a starting PG.


Pablo is more than expendable.