Report: Rockets to target Chris Bosh as Plan B to Melo

Will Chris Bosh reach out to the Rockets?  (USATSI)
Will Chris Bosh reach out to the Rockets? (USATSI)

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ESPN reports that the Rockets are preparing plan B in the event they are unable to lure Carmelo Anthony away from the Knicks in free agency. Plan A1 is LeBron James, but that seems unlikely. Plan 1B is Carmelo Anthony, and that looks more and more unlikely as the process drags on. Plan B? 

Chris Bosh

The Houston Rockets, if they fail to land free agent Carmelo Anthony, plan to shift their attention to trying to swipe Chris Bosh from the Miami Heat, according to sources close to the process.

Sources told on Thursday night that the Rockets -- while still holding out hope that Anthony will choose them after hosting him Wednesday in Houston -- have already let Bosh know how interested they are in bringing the Dallas native back to Texas.

via Chris Bosh eyed as Houston Rockets' Plan B to Carmelo Anthony - ESPN.

Bosh would be a tremendous fit in Houston. He pairs expertly with Dwight Howard as a pick-and-roll-defending stretch-four who could balance the Rockets' offense and work as a pick and pop partner with James Harden. He would instantly help form one of the best defensive frontcourts in the league with their ability to defend all over the court, and give them a veteran who has no discernible injury issues and an attitude that wouldn't clash with Harden or Howard. 

So of course it won't happen. 

There have been no indications that even with LeBron James holding meetings with teams next week that Bosh is considering leaving Miami. The consensus is that Bosh plans to remain in Miami based on a number of factors including the fit for his lifestyle with his wife. 

But if the S.S. Heat starts to sink, Bosh should really consider Houston as a lifeboat to reach the shores of contention. 

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