The Rockets still hope to land Carmelo Anthony this summer, but they have a plan B in mind in the event that they don’t. The Rockets have already let Chris Bosh know that they’re still huge fans of his, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN.com.
Many league observers still think Miami will find a way to keep the Big Three together, but the sudden uncertainty surrounding the Heat gives Houston fresh hope in their pursuit of Bosh (link). While a big three of Carmelo Anthony, James Harden, and Dwight Howard would be exceptional, one that substitutes Anthony for Bosh sounds nearly as fearsome.
The Rockets have been tremendously active since the official start of free agency and while it’s too early to say whether they’ll be successful, no one could accuse GM Daryl Morey & Co. of not being creative or ambitious.