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Carmelo Anthony commits, and what comes next this offseason

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Tuesday’s show explores the news of Carmelo Anthony‘s official commitment to Houston and the ensuing steps; more evidence that Melo’s struggles in Oklahoma City weren’t related to his mentality; and whether a Ryan Anderson trade could still come later this offseason. Tune in:

Ben DuBose has covered the Rockets since the 2008-09 season, from the days of Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming to the current version led by James Harden and Chris Paul. In the summer of 2016, DuBose began writing about the Rockets for SportsTalk 790 (the team's official flagship radio station) and launched the daily Locked on Rockets podcast. A native of Beaumont, Texas, DuBose is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and currently lives in Houston with his wife and three dogs.

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Carmelo Anthony signs in Houston, shows willingness to play off bench

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Monday’s show recaps the official signing of Carmelo Anthony and reports that Anthony is open to coming off the bench in Houston this season, with insight on why Melo’s change in perspective regarding a bench role is important. Tune in:

Referenced on the show are comments from head coach Mike D’Antoni. Videos of many of his comments can be seen here:

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On Houston’s lure to Carmelo Anthony, and what he has left

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After 14 months of waiting, veteran forward Carmelo Anthony finally has the opportunity to become a Houston Rocket after clearing waivers Wednesday afternoon and becoming an unrestricted free agent.

So what should Houston fans expect from the former NBA scoring champion, who also boasts 10 All-Star appearances and three Olympic gold medals on his résumé? Former basketball scout and occasional league insider Jesus Rodriguez, who reported extensively in 2017 on Anthony’s laser focus on Houston, joins the show to explain the factors luring Anthony to the Rockets and what he may have left in the tank at 34 years old. Tune in:

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Capela re-signs as Houston locks up “Big 3” through 2022

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Friday’s show features immediate reaction to the news of 24-year-old center Clint Capela re-signing with the Rockets on a 5-year, $90M deal, with insight from Rockets radio network host Adam Clanton.

Capela is coming off a career year in which he averaged 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game during the 2017-18 season, all while shooting an NBA-best 65.2% from the field. Tune in for further analysis:

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