Houston Rockets "Determined" To Sign Carmelo Anthony

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Houston Rockets "Determined" To Sign Carmelo Anthony

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. Anthony would have to approve the trade.

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

This offseason has not gone according to plan for the Houston Rockets, as they've seen two key rotation pieces from last season's squad that pushed the Warriors to seven games leave in free agency.

Bookmakers have penciled in the Houston Rockets as the new front-runners to land Carmelo Anthony once he parts ways with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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

Those teams are both over the salary cap and will likely wait for Anthony to be traded to another team, then waived, so he can then be signed to the veteran's minimum or the $5.3 million taxpayer mid-level exception. 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.

As the team's third offensive option behind Russell Westbrook and Paul George, Anthony posted career lows in points (16.2), shot attempts (15.0) assists (1.3) and minutes (32.1) in 78 games (all starts) while playing primarily power forward instead of small forward.

Green originally signed with the Rockets on December 28, 2017 and averaged 12.1 points over the remainder of the season. ESPN's Dave McMenamin reported Paul and head coach Mike D'Antoni talked with Anthony's camp over the weekend.

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