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James Harden admits Carmelo Anthony would help Rockets 'tremendously'

James Harden admits Carmelo Anthony would help Rockets 'tremendously'

Given that track record of success - a lack thereof - Phil Jackson's departure as team president last month seemingly would've represented a chance to find new leadership for the franchise - a chance to jump-start a team that desperately needs new energy and direction.

The no-trade-clause featured in his contract makes this trade hard enough, but for the Rockets and Knicks, it took getting two other teams involved, per Adrian Wojnarowski , of ESPN.

Days after Perry was dismissed as the Orlando Magic's assistant GM in April, the Kings hired him as the front office's No. 2 to GM Vlade Divac.

Rondo played well in the playoffs with the Chicago Bulls before a thumb injury ended his one-year stay with the rebuilding franchise. "I'm confident that Steve is the right person to take on this role, and ensure that we return to one of the elite teams of the NBA".

The management decision to walk out of the trade talk made Anthony really frustrated.

The Rockets guard said at a Phoenix basketball camp on Friday that roster moves are not up to him - but he'd certainly be happy to have Anthony if general manager Daryl Morey could pull off a deal. Perry, meanwhile, seems to be replacing only Jackson. If someone isn't allowed to come in and bring the people they think can best do the job with them, how is the culture ever supposed to change? Holiday re-signed with the Pelicans for $126 million over five years and said he would be willing to play away from the ball. The Rockets would get Anthony and send Anderson to the Trail Blazers. Is the trade going to happen? "Our message to our fans is clear: we will be disciplined in sticking to this strategy, hold our players and staff accountable to the high standards that we have set for ourselves, and deliver results". Now that they finally have control of all their draft picks moving forward, they have the opportunity to execute that plan.

So, in a way, perhaps this is the beginning of a new era for the Knicks, no matter how much Dolan and the rest of Madison Square Garden aren't interested in changing anything else.

A team that's focused on more offense and less defense, Carmelo Anthony may be the perfect fit.