If Houston sign Anthony, Lin would have to be traded particularly given their history.
Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin has taken to Twitter to respond to the franchise giving Carmelo Anthony his jersey number in images around the Toyota Center.
If it wasn’t already clear to the former New York Knicks star that his days are numbered in Houston, it was made pretty clear to him on Wednesday as the Rockets hosted free agent Anthony.
The Rockets posted pictures of Anthony in a No.7 jersey in the windows near one of the entrances to the arena, and also installed a large motif on a wall inside showing him holding the Larry O’Brien trophy in a Houston jersey.
While it is natural to give him that number considering it is the one he currently wears on his Knicks jersey, the only problem with the move is that Lin currently wears the No.7 for Houston.
Lin responded by tweeting a Bible verse on Wednesday morning with conflicting reports over whether or not the organisation notified his agents over what they had planned to do.
“Luke 6:29 – If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them,” the tweet read.
It remains to be seen where Anthony chooses to land this summer, as he also has a meeting scheduled with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday before talking with the Knicks again.
However, it is clear that if he opts to join Houston then Lin will not be there to greet him as he will undoubtedly be traded to make room for their new superstar, with Omer Asik also expected to depart.
The Rockets will host Carmelo Anthony and have pictures of Carmelo in Rockets uniforms on Toyota Center marquis pic.twitter.com/2VfycvqlkN
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 2, 2014
This is cornier than anything Dwight Howard has done. pic.twitter.com/XftOWwuYJT
— Jordan Ramirez (@JRAM_91) July 2, 2014