The Houston Rockets are now determined to sign forward Carmelo Anthony after forward Luc Mbah a Moute joined the Los Angeles Clippers on a one-year, US$4.3 million (RM17.3 million) deal on Monday, according to an ESPN report.
Yesterday, there were multiple reports stating that the Rockets had interest in signing Carmelo Anthony. Meanwhile, Capela, per MacMahon, is looking for a deal in the range of $100 million over four years, which would be similar to Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams' contract. Anthony is likely to become a free agent even if he is traded, as his new team would likely waive him.
A host of contending teams reportedly are in the mix, but people around the National Basketball Association consider the Houston Rockets the favorite to land Anthony, Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer tweeted Sunday night. The Miami Heat are also reportedly interested in adding Anthony.
Mbah a Moute returns to the Clippers after playing two seasons in L.A. from 2015-17.
Mbah a Moute has been a defensive stalwart throughout his 10-year career, averaging almost a steal per game throughout his tenure in the league and eclipsing that mark three of the past four seasons. He averaged 13.9 points and 10.8 rebounds per game on a Rockets team that advanced to the Western Conference Finals in 2017-18. It was the first time in his career that he averaged less than 20 points per game in a single campaign.