Melo’s Texas two-step

HOUSTON – It was Valentine’s Night, so Carmelo Anthony wasn’t going to kiss off another potential love connection.

“This has always been a play-hard team, a good team,” Anthony said. “They’re an up-and-coming team.”

The Rockets have now been up and over the Nuggets twice in the space of eight nights, rebounding from a 15-point deficit in the first quarter Monday night to beat Denver going away by 19.

By the end, Anthony was sitting on the bench, having played only 29 minutes and scored just 16 points. He bruised his right shoulder and said it felt sore.

But the subject of the season-long soap opera still had a few moves to keep things churning when asked the possibility of winding up in Houston. The Rockets have been sending flowers and candy since last summer to the Nuggets to try to woo a trade for the All-Star forward.

“I don’t control that,” Anthony said. “I’d have to talk to my management about that. I haven’t given my thoughts all season. You’ve been reading other people’s thoughts about me.

“Houston? It would be interesting. They’re up and coming. They’re pretty good. Now don’t go spinning that.

“I can’t speak to any of it. When something happens, if something happens, I’ll worry about it.”

18 Comments

  1. ENZO says:

    doesnt matter where he goes, he still gonna end up losing to the heat!!!!!!!!

  2. Cireland says:

    Melo to the Lakers this Summer..
    It’s not possible for the Lakers to trade their big man their season but I do think LA will consider rebuilding for the future this summer,
    As a matter of fact,I heard Dwight wants to play in LA!
    That would be a super team in the making.
    Semi-old Kobe,Pure scorer Carmelo and a monster in the post like Howard..^_^

  3. the Boss says:

    MELO to HEAT!!! :P

  4. Spark says:

    Melo want to win a championship to Lakers. Kobe, Melo and Gasol Big3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. DGold says:

    For sure… Put Melo on the Bulls & it’s a ring for sure….. I’d love to see him on the Bulls.

  6. Jerome says:

    I think Melo should go Dallas or San Antonio so he can compete against the Lakers and I think he likes competing against Kobe and those two teams could easily take down the Lakers and I think Melo wants to do that so I’m sorry I just don’t see him going to New York even with him they would struggle against the Heat or Celtics

  7. Bobby T says:

    Mike, what’s up ? I would love to see melo do that houston thing but i got to get Brooklyn u like who really wants to stay in new york? i’ve been there hate it. you pay a high price for low living exactly what carmelo will get if he goes to the knicks yeah he’ll get the endorsements and the money but no championship, no divisoin title you dig. I will say this if i could put the man on a team i would place him on the chicago bulls CHAMPIONSHIP no doubt. As for now i will hope the man gets what he want a championship he is my favorite player hope the best for him. we will see. Mike keep leaving the replies Brooklyn u like your was cool as well. Catch you guys on the replies. Later

  8. DUANE says:

    The Knicks will win the Melo sweepstakes!!!!

  9. Trenton says:

    All the comments are great but at the end of the day…It’s the KNICKS!!!!!!

  10. fosho says:

    the west teams are trying to control the media to force Melo to go to the east since the west is already in the beginning years of its decline it would be better to get rid of most competion and have them stack up against all the talent in the east and have them worn out that they could not survive a series in the finals, if i were melo i would stay in the west and find a team with a core and will power to lure in CP3 and another bigman so far the only team that suits melo and CP3 would be dallas, and the rockets, and melo should adjust his style of play as well, that means try making more shots with less touches and distribute the ball more in the first half and not throw off his teammates in offensive momentum

  11. fosho says:

    Melo if you want to win a championship, stay in the west find a good team with good supporting players and team up with CP3 dont get manipulated by your wife she just want the bright lights, the east is too crowded with superteams already and it will be easier to play in the west and not get worn out for the finals, you want championship ready team? go to Dallas or San Antonio or try and force the lakers to rebuild with Melo and CP3 and try to be a more efficient player, that means score more with less touches and distribute the ball more, as much as a like melo’s offensive game, but the way he plays always takes the rhythm and momentum from his team mates and that is why he / nene / billups and smith couldn’t mesh well together and it always end up a your turn and my turn style of basketball

    besides with melo’s style of play he and amare wouldn’t coexist anyway or else he and nene would have been a perfect pair in denver

    • rick says:

      why dnt you say something that makes sence, west has more competion then the east does east has magic, bulls, celtics heat and possibly knicks are the only ones to worry about in the east. west have of course lakers, thunder, dallas, spurs, houston if they had ming, hornets, jazz, i would say kevin love if he had help and especially blake griffin he needs help to. so my point exactly to much comp. in the west its a gareented semi finals or finals appearence if he goes east i support melo wherever he goes faggets

  12. HOUSTON’ nobody wants to play n houston ITS PART2 to toronto. carmello wants championships not a dollar and a dream hes tired of dreamn with DENVER IF DENVER REALLY WANTS TO KEEP HIM GO GET HIM good players trade billups JR TRY 2 get CP3 or OJ MAYO MAY BE EVEN MICHAEL REDD PLAYERS WHO WANT TO HELP NOT WATCH. BUT MELO 3 TEAMS U SHOULD CONSIDER DURING FREE AGENCY IM FROM NY BROOKLYN LIKE U BUT NETS NOT IT 1, KNICKS 2.CLIPPERS 3.BULLS (BBC) BLAKE, BARON AND CARMELLO LOOKS 2make KOBE 2 retire early I WANT U N THE ORANGE BUT TRUTH IS BLAKE IS BETTER THAN AMARE. STILL FRESH SORRY MY FELLOW YORKIANS BUT WE COULDA HAD CARMELLO ON VALENTINES DAY BUT NUGGET WANT FELTON GALLO FIELDS in exchange 4 MELO BILLUPS AND RIP HAM HEY NOT A BAD TRADEBUT A TERRIBLE IDEA BY DENVERS MANAGEMENT IM WILLIN TO PART WITH FELTON NOT GALO AND DEFINITELY NOT LANDRY MELLO SEE U N JULY . HOUSTON STOP WISHING HE DONT WANT TO BE HOLDING YAO FEET DURING HALFTIME

  13. Mike says:

    Your Right Bobby T hes more clutch than any of those players besides kobe. I just dont want to see him end up in the east… Houston can finish the the best of seven against the lakers if they ride Anthhony. Artest wasnt offensivly good enough but was ok defensivly but thats why we have battier. What Houston needs is a GO-TO-GUY. and that can b melo… We already have young players waiting to outburst with talent and are willing to follow a veteran like Melo as a leader. What makes a team good is an allstar. and Anthony can bring out the potential in our players like LeBron did with Cleavland. Let me know what yall think..

  14. Doncecilio1 says:

    Melo to the Bobcats!!!!

  15. mario says:

    i still believe that melos offensive game and dwight’s game in the paint should be more than enough to beat the heat the bulss and probably boston, dwight howard needs a scorer someone that can carry the ball in a one-or-two-possesion game and not throw it away or losing it(yeees jameer nelson you suck on that and you are the reason why the magic lost that game agaisnt the celtics this season remember and nooo jameer you can’t shoot three in the clutch) and anthony would fit so good on dwight’s game.. try to find a way to go to orlando melo!!

  16. Bobby T says:

    Mike r u serious Carmelo Anthony is the second most clutch player in the nba behind kobe. This guy has 14 game winners more thab lebron, d wade, cp3, dirk. Thisn guy is a top 5 player in the league and yes the best offensive player. he can take the three, drive to the basket, and post that ass up. I would love to see him in Houston playing in a more structured system than he play in denver. The guy took a 17 win team to the playoffs every year he has been in the league. Lebron, dwade, durant, have not done that. holla back at me

  17. Mike says:

    You kno Anthony, Houston is coming up but i dont think its where u wana b.. u want a championship and so do we.. but u hav too much firepower for this team and demand the ball which i love by the way. But ur my fav player. Houston is a distributive team. it would all work out if u stop worrying about stats and more on team work.. (again no offense) But with u Clutch City would be back and Houston fans would be chanting MVP for Anthony in the finals. But again its a team effort. we need big men. like DeAndrea Jordan and NeNe. hate to see who we would give up for them but to win u must sacrifice for a bigger reward. Just saying maybe you can grow into the greater offensive player that you want to be. We need a man in the clutch. To take them last second shots that we kno you can make. Get us off the offensive slumps in the fourth qrtr. Just think, distribute the ball the first three quarters but make your presence felt. Then in the fourth Houston would be chanting MELO TIMEEE… Just a thought. but its a sacrifice that you would have to live with my man. ITS ALL ON YOU!!!