Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Mychal Thompson says Melo on Rockets would be serious threat to Warriors
Even as the Knicks are reportedly back in a holding pattern with Carmelo Anthony, people around the basketball world continue to speculate on how dangerous the Houston Rockets would be should Anthony join them.
“You add Carmelo Anthony to Chris Paul and James Harden, you gotta take them serious,” Mychal Thompson, the father of Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson, told TMZ.
Thompson’s comments echo those of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, who told me this week that Melo to the Rockets would present a challenge to the reigning NBA champion Warriors.
“If it works out and he gets to Houston, that gives him a chance to be on a really good competitive team that could beat anybody,” Boeheim told FanRagSports.com. “I mean, the Warriors are hard for anybody to overcome but you never know.”
Meantime, ESPN is reporting the Knicks are now in a holding pattern on dealing Melo and would like to bring him back into the fold. He is owed $54 million over the next two years and has a no-trade clause.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.