DA and Morey spent all of last season on the phone with one another.
DA badly wants Chandler Parsons. And while Morey likes Rondo, Morey loves MELO.
Is it any coincidence that Hou drafted Capela (a player high on the C's draft board) AND Nick Johnson (a player the C's were considering purchasing a 2nd rd pick so that they could draft him)??
Morey has already begun the process of clearing space for a big FA like Melo, he let Asik go for pennies on the dollar.
Next up- Carmelo Anthony. I think Hou is the front runner for Melo. I think Harden and Howard will be much more appealing to Melo than a paper meche version of Derek Rose and Joakim Noah. Last year Hou shocked everyone when they landed Howard, and this year I think they'll surprise us once again after they lure Melo.
To get Melo, Hou will need to part ways with Lin. And they probably won't want to pay Parsons they money he deserves, to back up Melo and come off the bench. Enter Boston-
Boston wouldn't have to move Rondo. But Boston would have to accept Jeremy Lin. Lin's contract would give DA an opportunity to finally use that 10.3 mil TPE.
So basically I think Hou will probably win the Melo sweepstakes, and then look for DA and his plethora of assets for help in making room for him.
To Houston- the 10.3 mil TPE, Bogans?, and any other necessary fillers
To Boston- Parsons, Capela, and of course Lin
The above pieces are of course just the framework. Lin may even require a 3rd team. But if Morey does win the Melo sweepstakes as I except him to, plan on Houston immediately calling Boston for help with making it happen.