Carmelo Anthony could go to either the Houston Rockets or Miami Heat

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Rockets lose Cameroon’s Mbah a Moute, seek Carmelo—report

There have been several reports of what exactly the Rockets have been offering Capela, with the most recent $85 million rumor coming from the Houston Chronicle, who cited sources with knowledge of the situation. OKC needs Anthony's permission to waive his no-trade clause, which he has reportedly done in order to facilitate his exit.

The Rockets lost forwards Luc Mbah a Moute to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers and Trevor Ariza to a one-year agreement with the Phoenix Suns. A team source confirmed that the Heat is intrigued, believing he can still help a Heat offense that tied for 23rd in the National Basketball Association in scoring at 103.4 points per game.

It's an era of NBA basketball in which contending teams often build a "Big Three" to help them win titles and adding Anthony to the mix in Houston would give the Rockets just that.

The Heat can surpass the tax to re-sign Wayne Ellington without using any of those vehicles to sign players.


He failed to earn an All-Star nod for the first time since 2008-09, though his 169 3-pointers made set a new career high. He averaged 12.1 points and 22.7 minutes during his 41 games with the Rockets.

Worryingly, his presence on the court saw the Thunder's team plus/minus rating slide to negative 14.3 during the playoffs.

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

If he joined the Heat, he could slot in at power forward in a frontcourt with Hassan Whiteside and Josh Richardson.

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