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

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 07: PJ Tucker #4 of the Houston Rockets defends Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half at Toyota Center on April 7, 2018 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 07: PJ Tucker #4 of the Houston Rockets defends Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half at Toyota Center on April 7, 2018 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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PJ Tucker #4 of the Houston Rockets defends
PJ Tucker #4 of the Houston Rockets defends

The Houston Rockets should absolutely sign Carmelo Anthony, but only if he’s willing to accept a few conditions.

Yesterday, there were multiple reports stating that the Rockets had interest in signing Carmelo Anthony.

In order to lessen their luxury tax burden, the Thunder are expected to cut ties with Anthony this summer after just one season. Anthony wasn’t a great fit in OKC and the two parties are seemingly headed in opposite directions.

After failing to secure a trade for Anthony last summer, the Rockets will have the opportunity to sign Melo again. Fortunately, Anthony won’t command anywhere near the $27.9 million that OKC will owe him next season.

If he chooses to sign with Houston, the Rockets can offer him their mid-level exception, which amounts to $5.3 million. Anthony is no longer in his prime, but he can still score in droves when he’s in a rhythm.

Some fans might not want Anthony in Houston, but the Rockets should definitely sign him under these three conditions.

Next: No. 3

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