76ers Considered Favorite To Land Carmelo Anthony

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

They apparently already have their main target in mind, as they are laser focused on landing Carmelo Anthony the former All-Star parts ways with the Thunder, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. 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.

With 11 players on the roster, the Rockets' payroll stands at $118.5 million, approximately $5.2 million shy of the luxury tax.

Reports surfaced on July 6 that the Thunder were looking to move Anthony.

Undoubtedly, the Rockets' losses in the frontcourt in free agency has created a sense of urgency for Houston to patch some of those holes.

Musk’s mini sub "not practical" for Thai cave boys rescue
The first four boys have taken these off, but the second group who were rescued on Monday are still wearing the eyewear. Reuters reported that eight players have been rescued in unsafe attempts by a world-class worldwide team of divers.

This is because two teams are reportedly interested in acquiring Anthony as a free agent should he be released, or via trade if the Thunder decide that his time with the franchise is over this offseason. But with Mbah a Moute and Ariza gone from a team that improved to sixth in the league defensively, the Rockets likely will seek to sign a young prospect with strong potential on defensive. Mbah A Moute had a one-year deal last year with the Rockets worth $2.1 million.

Instead, while still trying to get a deal with Capela, the Rockets will be trying to make up for summer losses with their "run it back" plan taking a second significant hit. He wants his contract somewhere in the $100 million range.

Melo recently opted in to his contract with Oklahoma City to garner $27.9 million next season. He averaged 7.5 points and 3.0 rebounds.

The Rockets finished the 2017-18 regular season with a 65-17 record.

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