Mavericks also expected to play host to the Knicks star.New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will reportedly meet with the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls after opting out of his deal earlier this week.
The meetings have yet to be officially set up due to the fact that teams are not yet allowed to contact free agents, with the market opening for business at midnight on July 1.
Nevertheless, according to ESPN, Anthony has decided that he will give those three teams a chance to recruit him when they are able to.
The Knicks have also been notified of the 30-year-old’s intention to visit the three teams, but although there has been speculation that Chicago remain the early favourites, a source has insisted that Anthony has no clear favourite in mind.
New York can offer $33m more than any other team with an additional year, and with president Phil Jackson making changes to the roster following the trade deal moving Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks, they could yet bring the All-Star forward back.
Meanwhile, even though the Los Angeles Lakers are not on Anthony’s current list, it is reported that Kobe Bryant plans to recruit him to the team, with the potential that the Lakers have enough salary cap space to make a move for LeBron James too.
Bryant, who is returning from injury next season, told ESPN in a text that he would be personally be speaking to Anthony in the hope of persuading him to move to Los Angeles.
In contrast, there is no further updates with regards to the Miami Heat attempting to pair Anthony with LeBron James as well as Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh who are expected to make decisions on their futures in the coming hours.
“Those three teams plus the Knicks seem to be the ones he’s going to consider,” one source said.