New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is making the rounds on the free agency tour, having met with the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday and the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Anthony was supposed to meet with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday afternoon, but it looks like the Rockets meeting with Carmelo Anthony lasted so long it will cut short the Mavericks meeting.
Six-hour meeting for Rockets & Melo today including lunch. Meeting with Mavs that was supposed to start this afternoon on deck after flight
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 2, 2014
Carmelo Anthony, I’m told, has landed in Dallas and will soon meet with the Mavericks after six-hour courtship earlier today in Houston — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 2, 2014
Carmelo won’t be in Dallas long. I was told he has a flight out of Dallas to Los Angeles tonight so he can meet with the #Lakers tomorrow.
— Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) July 2, 2014
The Mavericks aren’t giving Anthony tours of their facilities, instead electing to host the meeting at a “private” and “undisclosed” location. It is something that will make their approach stand out as different from the first two, and this being the third offseason they’ve tried to woo a “big fish” free agent, you have to trust owner Mark Cuban has the game figured out a bit and knows were to put the emphasis when making a pitch.