Houston Is Reportedly Making a Run at Carmelo Anthony

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The deal is for one year, $4.3 million.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Carmelo Anthony has waived his no-trade clause and has begun meeting (with the Thunder's permission) with teams interested in acquiring his services this summer. If an injury hadn't taken Paul out before the culmination of the series, it may have very well been the Rockets facing LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the Finals instead of the Warriors. Houston lost two of its top forwards so far this offseason, with Trevor Ariza agreeing to a one-year deal with the Phoenix Suns and Luc Mbah a Moute agreeing to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

"Sources told ESPN that the Rockets' initial offer to Capela was in the four-year, $60 million range, with the blossoming star center seeking a deal similar to Oklahoma City Thunder big man Steven Adams' four-year, $100 million contract", MacMahon wrote.

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Anthony expressed to the Thunder at the end of the team's playoff run he would not accept a bench role. In Houston, however, things might be different.

Mbah a Moute has been a defensive stalwart throughout his 10-year career, averaging almost a steal per game throughout his tenure in the league and eclipsing that mark three of the past four seasons.

Pierce says that the Rockets give him a chance to win an NBA Championship, while going to the Miami Heat won't likely bring that same opportunity.