After being eliminated in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs, the Houston Rockets are intent on adding a third All-Star to go with Dwight Howard and James Harden.
While most of the Houston focus has been on Carmelo Anthony – and to a lesser extent dreaming of LeBron James – the Rockets do have a back-up plan should they be unable to land either All-Star forward. According to ESPN, the Rockets have already begun working on their Plan B, free agent All-Star forward Chris Bosh.
The Houston Rockets, if they fail to land free agent Carmelo Anthony, plan to shift their attention to trying to swipe Chris Bosh away from the Miami Heat, according to sources close to the process.
Sources told ESPN.com on Thursday night that the Rockets — while still holding out hope that Anthony will choose them after hosting him Wednesday in Houston — have already let Bosh know how interested they are in bringing the Dallas native back to Texas.
This is actually not a bad plan for the Rockets. With LeBron James seeking a max deal and word of Miami’s Big Three not being on the same page, Bosh could be had with the right offer. Reports are all over the place on what Bosh is looking for in a deal, but the latest has him wanting close to the max.
With Melo’s decision likely to come this weekend, it will be interesting to see how quickly Houston shifts to Bosh, who is originally from Texas. One thing is clear, Pat Riley needs to make some moves and quickly to bolster the Heat roster and bring back his prized class of 2010.