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NBA free agent Carmelo Anthony meets with Rockets contingent

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

The Houston Rockets met with free agent forward Carmelo Anthony for nearly two hours on Wednesday at Toyota Center before taking him to lunch at a fashionable Houston restaurant.

There were pictures of Anthony in Rockets uniforms on the marquee at Toyota Center.

Before joining the group for lunch, Dwight Howard was asked how the meeting went at Toyota Center and he told reporters, "It went good."

Along with Howard, the Rockets contingent that met with Anthony Wednesday morning included team owner Leslie Alexander, CEO Tad Brown, general manager Daryl Morey, executive vice president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas, head coach Kevin McHale, Hall of Fame guard Clyde Drexler, guard James Harden, trainer Keith Jones, and assistant coach Greg Buckner.

"Just told him whatever decision he makes is going to be for him," said Howard. "Ask God to give you the right insight...take your time and make your decision. Whatever he decides is going to be the right decision for him.

"Regardless of what happens he's a great person. He would be a great guy for our team.

"At the end of the day we all want to win a championship. That's why I came here. He would be a big part of that.

 "This is his time," concluded Howard. "This is his moment to make the best decision for Carmelo. Not for me. Not for anybody else but Carmelo."

Anthony began his free agent tour by visiting with the Bulls on Tuesday in Chicago.

He is scheduled to meet with the Mavericks on Wednesday after he leaves Houston, with a trip to meet with the Lakers in Los Angeles this week as well.

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