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Year-Old Video Of Carmelo Anthony Playing With James Harden, Chris Paul Going Viral

Carmelo Anthony on the Thunder.

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 13: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder watches on against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Spectrum Center on January 13, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Carmelo Anthony Rockets fit isn't an obvious one, given the team's current ball-dominant stars James Harden and Chris Paul. An old video of the three playing together is making its way back around Twitter.

Last summer, a few weeks before he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 'Melo hosted a workout that featured Harden and Paul. You may remember last summer as the "Hoodie Melo" era, in which he apparently looked dominant all off-season.

Of course, he ended up putting up perhaps his worst NBA season during his one year with the Thunder, alongside Russell Westbrook and Paul George.

Today, the trade to the Atlanta Hawks officially went through. The Hawks are expected to buy Carmelo Anthony out, making him a free agent (with $27.9 million coming to him from the contract).

The overwhelming favorite to land him is the Rockets, with Harden and Paul. The team fell to the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals last year.

With the Carmelo Anthony Rockets signing set to occur in a few days, the video is going viral once again.

It was originally recorded by 'Melo's training Chris Brickley. Cycle sports editor Thomas Duffy tweeted it last year, and retweeted it again given the Houston rumors.

https://twitter.com/tjdhoops/status/907336354815729664?s=21

Apparently that has tricked a lot of people, which makes sense. The date isn't the first thing people always look for on tweets.

Still, it might help Rockets fans get excited for a trio that, on paper, doesn't seem like a huge upgrade over what the team had last year with Trevor Ariza. Ariza signed a one year, $15 million deal with the Phoenix Suns, after the Rockets failed to retain him.

New York Knicks rookie Kevin Knox made waves the other day, saying that if Carmelo Anthony played during the season like he does in workouts, he'd win MVP every year. That might be hyperbolic, but it does make it sound like he still has something going this off-season. If he can bounce back from a rough 2017-18, the Rockets offense may find a new dimension yet.