Houston Rockets: Carmelo Anthony Or Kevin Love?

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The Houston Rockets will be actively pursuing a third star this summer. Both Kevin Love and Carmelo Anthony either want out of their situations or should want out and the Rockets will pursue both.

Kevin Love has one season remaining on his contract though is expected to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves next summer. The Timberwolves would love to keep Love but they would be wise to maximize his value by dealing him this summer if he’s expected to walk for free.

The Timberwolves front office has been reluctant to answer any phone calls for Kevin Love in the past, but it appears they are now willing to listen to offers. Though they would be wise to ship him this summer, it is also possible they wait until the February trade deadline. The Timberwolves could also choose to keep him in Minnesota all of next season and hope he stays.

The New York Knicks are in a similar situation with Carmelo Anthony, though Anthony is in total control of his situation. Melo can make another $33 million more with the Knicks than any other team if he chooses to stay in New York. The Knicks can also work out a sign-and-trade with another team if Anthony chooses to play elsewhere.

Anthony is getting older and he wants to win an NBA championship. The Knicks hope Phil Jackson can keep him in New York, but the Knicks have yet to take a step in the right direction since acquiring Melo a few seasons ago. Carmelo would be wise to leave New York and Houston will pursue Anthony if he chooses to leave “The Big Apple”.

Which free agent fits better in Houston? Let’s take a look!

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  • Raine

    I would prefer melo because of his better midrange and three pt % and of course, i hate the health history kevin love.

    • Yoni Pollak

      The healthy history of Love is interesting. Still young though and his hand appears fine.

      • Raine

        But I will surely be happy getting any one of them..

        • Yoni Pollak

          As would I. Can’t be picky!

          • Raine

            Hope we get one of them though..coz i think our pf hole is worse than our pg hole..

  • Adult Supervisor

    Chandler Parsons has improved every year and is still very young. He is on the cusp of stardom as we enter the coming season.

    I’d rather have Kevin Love vs Carmelo if only those two players were involved. However, I’d rather have Carmelo and Parsons rather than Kevin Love alone with Parsons gone to Minnesota.

    The Rockets traded away Kyle Lowry just when he was on the verge of stardom. Let’s not do it again with Chandler Parsons.

    • Yoni Pollak

      Interesting take. I personally believe Parsons has hit his ceiling or close to it. Not sure he’s worth the $10 million he’ll command when he’s a free agent.

  • Robert Wagner

    I’d take Melo b/c of the possibility of a lower cost of getting him. (I dont want to give of Parsons if I dont have to)

  • Arun Varughese

    Yoni Pollak, you are crazy. There is NO WAY the Wolfs are expecting to get FOUR SIGNIFICANT PLAYERS (Parsons, Jones, Lin, Asik) from the rockets roster, ALONG with “multiple draft picks”.
    Mr. Pollak, unless you have some inside source, the Rockets GM would NEVER consider something crazy like that.
    Just because the Wolfs would be taking some unwanted contracts off our hands (Lin, Asik), doesn’t mean that the Wolfs are doing the Rockets a “favor” by taking on those contracts. Both Lin and Asik are better than the CRAP that the Wolfs have.
    Yes, believe it or not, Asik is definitely better than Pekovic (some short fat guy they got lucky with, who STILL doesn’t average a double double as Asik does); Lin would be an AMAZING addition as the Wolfs BACK UP POINT GUARD. Hard to believe as it may be, Lin is much better than Shved (Dumbass regarding Basketball IQ) or Barea (trigger happy guy with an inflated value b/c of his Ring).
    Wolfs weren’t in the play offs last year with Love, and they won’t be in the play-offs next year without Love. They realize that, and more importantly THE ROCKETS realize that.
    So please, stop suggesting that the Rockets would have to give up half their team to get Kevin Love.
    If I were Love, I’d be BEGGING to go to houston. He can DEMAND where he can go, and if he REALLY wants to go to houston, then im sure he will go there without costing the rockets so much.
    Chill Xun.