Houston Is Reportedly Making a Run at Carmelo Anthony

Kristopher Nichols
July 11, 2018

Despite a poor year in Oklahoma City, during which the four-time Olympic gold medallist nearly became unplayable during the Thunder's miserable first-round playoff loss to the Utah Jazz, there are no shortage of teams reportedly interested in acquiring him.

According to Wojnarowski, the Thunder have begun exploring trades where Anthony could be moved as an expiring contract and be waived, becoming a free agent once his $27.9 million clears waivers.

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.

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. ESPN's Dave McMenamin reported Paul and head coach Mike D'Antoni talked with Anthony's camp over the weekend.

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Multiple reports on Sunday said Rockets guard Chris Paul wants Anthony, a good friend of his, to join the Rockets, while Anthony is also believed to have interest in joining LeBron James with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Mbah a Moute, who had a one-year deal worth $2.1 million last season, turns 32 in September.

The 34-year-old posted career lows in points (16.2 per game), shot attempts (15.0) assists (1.3) and minutes (32.1) in 78 games (all starts) last season while playing primarily power forward instead of small forward. The Rockets last week lost Trevor Ariza, who signed a one-year deal with Phoenix. The Rockets jumped from 26th in points-per-game allowed all the way up to sixth in his one season.

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