Carmelo Anthony has missed the NBA post season with the New York Knicks and is looking more and more likely to leave the side in free agency this year.
The arrival of Phil Jackson as Team President doesn't look like it is doing anything at the moment that suggests the Knicks will become a greatly improved team next season like Melo wants and he could be set for the third side in his NBA career.
Well one NBA legend has had his say on where Anthony should take his talents.
Oscar Robertson appears to be a pretty big fan of Carmelo and doesn’t seem to feel as if the former Syracuse star has much chance for success by staying in New York.
That’s why the former Cincinnati Royals star says he thinks Anthony should sign with the Houston Rockets this offseason.
"I would leave today [if I were Carmelo]," Robertson said on SiriusXm Radio. "Let me tell you why: wherever that kid has gone, when he was at Denver, they had a team that fooled around with the ball, fooled around with the ball, then all of the sudden when they needed a basket, threw it to Carmelo.
"Then, when he shot the ball, they said he shot too much. Then when he didn't shoot they said he didn't shoot enough. No matter what he does in New York they're going to criticize him, the people are going to criticize him, because you got guys on [the Knicks] that cannot play. You got guys that are hurt all the time."
“If he goes to Houston, they’re gonna win everything."
The Rockets actually have the cap space to sign Anthony, pending the moving around of a couple of contracts and players like Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin leaving the ball club.
The All-Star forward would be joining an already impressive Rockets roster and could create their own version of the Big 3 along with James Harden and Dwight Howard down in Texas.
Few teams will have the available space to bring in Anthony as a free agent, even less will have a situation he deems acceptable so the Rockets are understandably one of the favorites to bring in Melo.
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