Heat meet with Carmelo Anthony, report says

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Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has re-signed free agent guard/forward Gerald Green.

Melo recently opted in to his contract with Oklahoma City to garner $27.9 million next season.

ESPN reported Monday that the Rockets are determined to sign Anthony after losing small forwards Luc Mbah a Moute and Trevor Ariza in free agency this month. "Oklahoma City needs Anthony's permission to waive his no-trade clause, which he has done to facilitate his exit, league sources said". But the Thunder traditionally doesn't like to part with assets for nothing, thus making a trade the first priority in a mutual split between Anthony and the team.

Rockets point guard Chris Paul has been "advocating" the club add Anthony according to Yahoo's Jordan Schultz.

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In recent days it was rumored that the Miami Heat were interested in pursuing former All-Star Carmelo Anthony this offseason.

And 33-year-old Paul, who signed a lucrative four-year $160m extension with the Rockets this summer, is believed to be pressing general manger Daryl Morey to chase Anthony's signature. The Rockets jumped from 26th in points-per-game allowed all the way up to sixth in his one season. The Lakers also have been mentioned as a possibility but reportedly have not met with Anthony.

Worryingly, his presence on the court saw the Thunder's team plus/minus rating slide to negative 14.3 during the playoffs.

For the season, Green averaged 2.7 3-pointers made in 22.7 minutes per game.

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