Although many of the big questions surrounding NBA free agency have been answered, another has recently emerged. After Carmelo Anthony opted in to the final year of his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the two sides have mutually agreed to part ways at some point this summer. It is not yet known when this will happen, or whether Anthony will be traded or simply bought out, but one thing is clear: Anthony won’t be playing for the Thunder next season.
As he looks to find his third team in three seasons, Anthony already has multiple suitors. The Lakers — who boast Anthony’s good friend LeBron James — are reportedly interested. So, too, are the Houston Rockets — where Anthony’s other close friend Chris Paul plays — and the Miami Heat.
According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski, the Heat are preparing to make a strong push for Anthony after losing Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute in free agency. In addition, the Rockets and Heat will reportedly be a “premium consideration” for Anthony. Via ESPN: