Rockets Pitched Carmelo Anthony Using Jeremy Lin’s Number

Carmelo Anthony’s free agent tour stopped in Houston today for a visit with the Rockets. As seems to be the trend nowadays, the Rockets plastered billboards of Melo in a Rockets uniform around the arena. One problem though, the billboards featured Melo in a No. 7 jersey — the number currently worn by Jeremy Lin.

Jeremy Lin wasn’t too happy with the gesture, even though Anthony is a former teammate of his from his Knicks days. Lin responded to the billboards via Twitter:

As if this wasn’t enough for one day, it appears that the 76ers and Rockets are discussing a trade that would send Lin to Philadelphia. The Rockets want Carmelo but need to clear cap space to do that — Jeremy Lin is over a little over $8 million in the final year of his deal this upcoming season.

Stay tuned, because Jeremy Lin’s days as a Houston Rocket could be numbered if the Rockets are serious about bringing Carmelo Anthony to town.

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