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[NYPost] Rockets could make push for Carmelo (UPDATE: Blog post)
Tags:  2014, basketball, carmelo anthony, chicago bulls, daryl morey, dwight howard, free agency, houston, houston rockets, james harden, jeremy lin, los angeles clippers, los angeles lakers, nba, new york knicks, omer asik, phil jackson, trade Tags
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UPDATE 3/18/2014: Blog post...

Wojnarowski: Rockets join Bulls atop Carmelo Anthony’s wish list




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Could Carmelo Anthony rocket off to Houston?

According to a league source, the Rockets will make a bid for Carmelo Anthony this summer, even though they probably won’t have cap space and would have to orchestrate a creative sign-and-trade. The source said Houston asked the Knicks about Anthony before February’s trade deadline.

The Knicks have held discussions with the Rockets about power forward Omer Asik. Even though Rockets president Daryl Morey is the pioneer of advanced statistics and Anthony has never fared well in some efficiency categories, Morey’s old-school instincts believe he could form a terrific Big 3 with Dwight Howard and James Harden. Rockets management also believes Anthony has made advancements in the grit department the past two seasons.

The only way the Rockets can get under the cap is by dealing the expiring contracts of Jeremy Lin, who is entering the poison pill year of $15 million, and Asik, also scheduled to make $15 million.

But even if the Rockets don’t, a desperate Knicks team could take on Lin or Asik and draft picks if Phil Jackson doesn’t believe in building around Anthony. The Knicks still would be set for 2015’s free agency and Lin wold be a drawing card during a season the Knicks may want to tank and fall into the lottery.

Howard has been most outspoken in encouraging Anthony to consider smaller markets than New York just like Howard did in eschewing Los Angeles. Plus, Anthony said he’s willing to take “a pay cut’’ — which would be less severe in Houston. There are no state income taxes in Texas.

Howard told USA Today last month the Big Apple is only good for a player’s brand if the team is winning.
“If you don’t win, you’re not going to get all the [off-court] stuff you want anyway,” Howard said. “I saw that last year [in Los Angeles]. I was in the biggest market for the NBA, and we lost, so those [companies] aren’t going to be coming to you for losing.
“When I was in Orlando, a small market, and we were winning. I was very popular with a lot of different deals on the table. So it’s moreso about winning, and you’ve got to put yourself in a position to where you’re winning basketball games and you’re having fun doing it. Losing is not fun, and Melo wants to win.”

The Lakers, Clippers and Bulls are other potential destinations for Anthony, who said his “first priority’’ is to remain a Knick if he likes their future blueprint.
http://nypost.com/2014/03/13/source-...h-for-carmelo/

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Our defense would be terrible, but our offense would be like an all-star game.

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Yes... I fully believe this actually. It's a longshot, but if Carmelo makes it clear he's leaving, I bet the Rockets make a strong push for a trade.

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Carmelo and Tyson Chandler for Dwight and Lin.....I'm almost to that point now.

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Power forward Omer Asik?

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Saw this coming a few weeks ago; thought about it today, as well.

I buy this 100%. Longshot, but that "Dwight Howard is advising Melo" talk opened my eyes to it a bit.

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Yes... I fully believe this actually. It's a longshot, but if Carmelo makes it clear he's leaving, I bet the Rockets make a strong push for a trade.
I honestly believed that we would've got him at the Deadline.

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So...do you start Melo at the 4?
 
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Keep asik we don't need Howard post ups with harden & melo just need asik at center.
 
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So...do you start Melo at the 4?
Of course, unless Chandler isn't around somehow.

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Yes... I fully believe this actually. It's a longshot, but if Carmelo makes it clear he's leaving, I bet the Rockets make a strong push for a trade.
I agree.

It makes perfect sense to make the play for another All Star caliber player if you can get one, whether you think it's a perfect fit or not.

Melo is clearly the best player in the trade, and his offensive scoring ability can't really be denied. You take a hit on defense, on the other hand if he integrates into the team you'll pretty much dominate on the offensive end.

The question of course is the asking price... Asik + Lin would be required, the real question is What else do they want? I could easily see Tjones being part of that package. And after that? Picks? Parsons? Hard to say...

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Melo where he's the 3rd man turns into Olympics/All-Star game Melo.

THAT Carmelo is scary.

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I agree.

It makes perfect sense to make the play for another All Star caliber player if you can get one, whether you think it's a perfect fit or not.

Melo is clearly the best player in the trade, and his offensive scoring ability can't really be denied. You take a hit on defense, on the other hand if he integrates into the team you'll pretty much dominate on the offensive end.

The question of course is the asking price... Asik + Lin would be required, the real question is What else do they want? I could easily see Tjones being part of that package. And after that? Picks? Parsons? Hard to say...
I don't believe Melo is a drop off on defense over Parsons or Jones
 
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Seems legit.
 
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I don't believe Melo is a drop off on defense over Parsons or Jones
It is after you lose Asik.

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I just don't know how it would work on offense with Dwight, Harden, and Carmelo.

All 3 of them like to iso whether it's Dwight in the post or Harden and Carmelo going one on one.

In order for all 3 of them to get their touches, the offense would be a lot of iso ball.
 
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I just don't know how it would work on offense with Dwight, Harden, and Carmelo.

All 3 of them like to iso whether it's Dwight in the post or Harden and Carmelo going one on one.

In order for all 3 of them to get their touches, the offense would be a lot of iso ball.
You would just make Harden the effective PG and have him dump touches into the post for Melo/Dwight. That and occasionally have Melo initiate the play from the elbow and hope he passes out.

As fit goes, Melo/Harden/Dwight is TONS better than Chandler/Melo/STAT.

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