The Rockets should sign Carmelo Anthony, but only under these conditions

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A league source confirmed the meeting. ESPN's Dave McMenamin reported Paul and head coach Mike D'Antoni talked with Anthony's camp over the weekend. Losing Mbah A Moute and small forward Trevor Ariza, who agreed to a deal with the Phoenix Suns, opens up a spot for Anthony if a deal can be made.

Houston is "determined to sign Carmelo Anthony once he becomes free in OKC", Wojnarowski tweeted Monday.

Clint Capela played an important role in the Houston Rockets coming within one win of reaching the 2018 NBA Finals, but it's still uncertain whether he'll return to the Western Conference's No. 1 seed from last season. 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.

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.

If he chooses to sign with Houston, the Rockets can offer him their mid-level exception, which amounts to $5.3 million.

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Melo could rewrite history with the Rockets, as he could be the piece they need to finally topple the Warriors and he could, at last, get the chance to win that championship ring that has eluded him for so long. The Lakers also have been mentioned as a possibility but reportedly have not met with Anthony.

Anthony averaged a career-low 16.2 points per game last season on 40.4 per cent from the field.

The deal is for one year, $4.3 million.

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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