Rockets roll out the red carpet for Carmelo Anthony
JUL 02, 2014 1:19p ET
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.
Houston Rockets put life-sized poster of Carmelo Anthony in a Rockets uniform holding a trophy in their locker room: pic.twitter.com/J5TFn2EAOO— Chicago Bulls Rumors (@chicagobullsbot) July 2, 2014
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.