Rockets Rumors: Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets in free agency?

In Rockets rumors today, the Houston Rockets may be a front-runner for New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony in free agency this summer -- provided he doesn't take the extra money to stay in New York.

Per, Carmelo Anthony will utilize his early-termination option this summer, in order to pick up a max contract either in New York for five years, or elsewhere to four.

If Anthony decides to leave almost $30 million extra on the table in order to find a team in line to contend right away, Dhani believes that the Rockets present an ideal option -- especially with today's news that the salary cap could raise by as much as $5 million in 2014-15 --

"The Rockets may end up as the more enticing option (than the Chicago Bulls) since they won’t have to gut down their roster as much Chicago would have to in order to acquire Melo. With increases to the luxury taxes, the Rockets are able to give Melo a max while staying just under a little over the tax line. Yes, that is possible even with the contracts of Dwight Howard and James Harden."

Whether the Rockets are willing to do this and leave themselves with less money to go around for the rest of their roster remains to be seen.

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