When they lost Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute in the recent free agency, the Houston Rockets became aggressive on the market, trying to fill the huge hole in their wing. The Rockets decided to sign Carmelo Anthony from the buyout market, but the 10-time All-Star proved to be an odd fit in Houston. Aside from their major problem in the wing, the Rockets are currently finding ways on how they could dump Anthony to other NBA teams.
According to Sam Amico of Amico Hoops, the Rockets could hit two birds with one stone by engaging in a trade deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Amico suggested that the Rockets may consider trading Carmelo Anthony to Cleveland for veteran shooting guard J.R. Smith. An NBA scout and an opposing team’s general manager who spoke to Amico Hoops both agree that the Rockets and the Cavaliers should push through with the deal.