Rockets roll out the red carpet for Carmelo Anthony

The Houston Rockets are rolling out the red carpet for Carmelo Anthony's Wednesday visit.

The Houston Rockets are rolling out the red carpet for Carmelo Anthony's Wednesday visit.

The Houston Rockets are rolling out the red carpet for Carmelo Anthony's Wednesday visit.

Dwight Howard, James Harden, coach Kevin McHale and others will welcome one of this summer's most coveted free-agents to a fully decorated Toyota Center.

Not only are they showing Anthony what he would look like in a Rockets jersey, but the franchise already envisions him holding the Larry O'Brien Trophy in Houston.

Jeremy Lin also wears No. 7, and it looks like the team has already decided to hand it over to Anthony if he picks Houston as his next destination. Lin was No. 17 when the two were teammates in New York.

But odds are it won't be a problem because Lin likely wouldn't be along for the ride since he is scheduled to make more than $14 million next season (more than James Harden). The Rockets would have to part ways with Lin to clear enough cap space to sign Anthony.