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Carmelo's Business Manager Reportedly Sat With Rockets Personnel At Their Summer League Game Sunday Night

A closeup of Carmelo Anthony in a New York Knicks jersey.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks walks off the court late in the fourth quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on February 19, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Brooklyn Nets 109-98. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

According to a report from ESPN's Dave McMenamin, Carmelo Anthony's business manager sat with a number of Houston Rockets personnel during their team's Summer League game against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. Bay Frazier, Anthony's manager, sat with Mike D'Antoni, Chris Paul, Tillman Fertitta and John Lucas II.

Houston, at this point, seems to be the favorite to land Anthony for the 2018-2019 season. The Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers seem to be in the mix as well. The Portland Trail Blazers might even have a shot.

Anthony, after opting into the final year of his deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, will either be released or traded by the team this summer. Doing so lowers the luxury tax that Oklahoma City will have to pay for being over the salary cap this coming season.

Anthony will likely land on a contender, and he'll likely have to be willing to accept some kind of reduced role.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier in the week that Anthony would get interest from the Lakers, Rockets and Heat - where his three friends LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade play. The 76ers were added to the list a few days later.

Anthony, at this point, is 34 years old and on the back end of his career. But he'd still be a nice addition for a team looking for a scoring punch on its second unit.

We'll keep you updated on Anthony's status.