Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Rockets determined to add Anthony

Rockets determined to add Anthony

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has re-signed free agent guard/forward Gerald Green.

Anthony is due $27.9 million next season but is expected to be traded or released through the NBA's stretch provision, with the Thunder able to allocate his cap hits over three years. Further reports have now suggested we're moving closer to that eventuality.

The Rockets, led by NBA Most Valuable Player and scoring leader James Harden and backcourt partner Chris Paul, advanced within one win of the NBA Finals last season before losing to the eventual champion Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals.

Free agent forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute has signed a one-year deal to play with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Capela has averaged 10.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in his career. Both the Rockets and Miami Heat were among teams that met with Anthony and his camp. Despite his defensive limitations, Anthony shot 37.2 percent on catch-and-shoot 3-pointers in his lone season with the Thunder, and made a career-high 169 3-pointers. However, at this stage of free agency, the Rockets can't be extremely picky about who they sign despite Melo's poor numbers. OKC needs Anthony's permission to waive his no-trade clause, which he has reportedly done in order to facilitate his exit.

Oklahoma City will be looking to end their relationship with the 34-year-old this offseason as a way of trimming their overall payroll and luxury tax bill. He wants his contract somewhere in the $100 million range. He may be even more motivated to do that if reaches a buyout agreement with the Thunder.

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