James Harden
James Harden would be excited about the addition of Carmelo Anthony (Photo: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Rumors about Carmelo Anthony joining the Houston Rockets have run rampant this offseason. Superstar guard James Harden isn’t doing anything to quash those rumors, telling ESPN’s John Weifuss that the addition of Anthony would be a big help to the Rockets:

“I let the front office deal with that,” Harden said. “If we can get him, obviously he would help our team tremendously. What we have right now in our locker room is pretty good.”

Harden, like the rest of the NBA, is in wait-and-see mode.

“That’s out of my hands,” Harden said. “I go out there and put the basketball in the hoop and handle my business.”

Harden also discussed new teammate Chris Paul:

“Obviously, we all know how smart he is. He sees things before they happen,” Harden said. “And when you got a guy like that on your team, it makes you step your game up even more.”

Harden insisted, however, that the addition of Paul in Houston won’t change anything for longtime Rockets guard.

“It doesn’t,” Harden said. “It’s added another talented Hall of Famer, soon to be, and when you got great talent and great IQ around you, it makes it easier for yourself and your teammates.”

Anthony has also been linked to the Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers in rumors.


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