Finding a combination of assets to pry Carmelo Anthony away from the Denver Nuggets is not proving to be an easy task. The New Jersey Nets, who have what many are considering the best asset available to the Nuggets through a trade in Derrick Favors, were unable to strike a deal when the Nuggets reportedly got cold feet. So if they can't make a trade with Denver, what chance does Houston have of getting Anthony?
According to Steve Kyler at Hoops World, a pretty good one. Kyler calls the Rockets the "primary suitor" for Carmelo Anthony.
The Rockets remain the primary suitor for the Denver Nuggets, mainly because the Rockets would be willing to send expiring contracts, draft picks and young players for the chance at Carmelo Anthony, with or without a contract extension, but even Houston with a roster full of attractive pieces is not getting much traction.