Coveted free agent Carmelo Anthony is making the rounds with NBA teams, visiting with the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks so far. He still has meetings with the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks before sitting down and making a decision on which team to sign with.
Rockets general manager Daryl Morey doesn’t think it will be a hard choice.
“He’s got to make the best decision for himself, but I think if he looks at the best combination of chance to win and city and community, I don’t think it’s a hard choice. We’re excited at the chance he might choose us,” Morey told FOX 26 in Houston after the meeting.
The Rockets meeting went longer than expected, delaying Anthony’s meeting with the Mavericks. Still, the Mavericks feel equally confident about the way their meetings went, which by comparison were considerably shorter.
Mavericks meeting with Melo is finished. By at least one account it went swimmingly. Lots of talk about the front line and title potential.
— Eddie Sefko (@ESefko) July 3, 2014
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said the team took an “all basketball and all business” approach to the meeting avoiding the college football recruiting tactics used by other NBA teams.