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Chris Paul is advocating the Houston Rockets to acquire his good friend Carmelo Anthony, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Anthony are working through scenarios to part ways. Anthony will be either traded, bought out or have his contract stretched.
The New York Times previously reported that the Rockets would have interest in Anthony if he’s bought out and becomes a free agent.
Anthony’s lone season in OKC was a big disappointment, as the veteran scorer averaged a career-low 16.2 points per game and shot only 40.4 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from three.
The playoffs were even worse for Anthony, as he averaged 11.8 points while shooting a woeful 37.5 percent from the field and 21.4 percent from beyond the arc. The Thunder had an offensive rating of 98.6 when Anthony was on the court compared to 116.8 when he was on the bench.
Anthony was heavily linked to the Rockets last summer. The Knicks and Rockets discussed a Anthony trade on several occasions, but were never able to agree upon a deal.
The Los Angeles Lakers are also expected to have some interest in Anthony now that LeBron James is on the roster.