NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Adds Houston Rockets to Trade Wish-List

Sam McIntoshCorrespondent IAugust 19, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY - APRIL 30:  Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets stands on the court during their game against the Utah Jazz in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs at EnergySolutions Arena on April 30, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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 Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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After racking up an incredible number of assets in a busy off-season, Daryl Morey could be well on his way to making the biggest trade of his successful career as a general manager in the NBA.

In the past couple of weeks, rumors have surfaced that the Denver Nuggets and their beloved superstar could be parting ways. Many believe that All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony will be traded before next summer, the summer Anthony is due to become a free agent.

All reports and rumors have pointed towards the New York Knicks as being the undisputed front-runners in the bidding.

Until now.

According to's Chris Mannix, the New York Knicks are not the only team on Anthony's mind. The three-time All-Star has expressed that he would be open to signing long-term deals with both the New Jersey Nets and the Houston Rockets. 

Are the goosebumps rising? They should be!

With an arsenal of weapons, Daryl Morey can surely give Denver a far superior deal to either New York or New Jersey.

If "Clutch City" has to part ways with Aaron Brooks, so be it. Although his loss would be heartbreaking, I can't imagine anybody would mourn for too long.

With Yao, 'Melo, Luis Scola and the "new" K-Mart, Kyle Lowry could quickly become a premier point guard in this league. Just repeat that starting five to yourself a couple of times.

Give em' Jordan Hill, give em' Shane Battier—just get Carmelo Anthony on the Toyota Center floor. Along with Yao and our supporting cast, Anthony could bring the Rockets back to the '90s. 

If anybody can deliver, it is Daryl Morey. He is one of the most aggressive GMs in the NBA with an incredibly wily owner's big pockets at his disposal. 

This move would define Morey's career as a general manager and the Rockets' future.