This article is over 5 years old

Houston Matters

How A Trade That Doesn’t Involve The Rockets Could Bring Carmelo Anthony To Houston

Sportswriter Jeff Balke explains how the deal would work and updates Houston Matters on local sports.


Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony is guarded by Rockets’ guard James Harden during a preseason game on Oct. 3, 2017.


To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:

<iframe src="" style="height: 115px; width: 100%;"></iframe>

The NBA is, well, a little weird. Case in point: a three-team trade announced on Thursday between Oklahoma City, Atlanta, and Philadelphia — while not yet even officially approved — will supposedly mean Carmelo Anthony's headed to the Houston Rockets. But how?

Houston Matters finds out from Jeff Balke, who writes for Houstonia Magazine and Houston Press. He updates us on the Astros’ second-half start and all the latest local sports stories.