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Toyota Center marquee in Houston shows ‘Melo wearing Rockets No. 7, which currently belongs to Jeremy Lin

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Just as the Chicago Bulls did in advance of their free agent meeting with Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday, the Houston Rockets created signage that showed Anthony in what could be his new team’s uniform.

The difference in Houston, however, was that the No. 7 jersey they had Anthony wearing just happens to belong to a player currently under contract with the Rockets.

The Rockets will host Carmelo Anthony and have pictures of Carmelo in Rockets uniforms on Toyota Center marquis pic.twitter.com/2VfycvqlkN

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 2, 2014


Um RT @Jonathan_Feigen: Toyota Center marquee has photos of Melo in HOU uniforms. Wearing No. 7 pic.twitter.com/FMquBj924a (via @StevePopper)

— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) July 2, 2014


Jeremy Lin is on the books for one more year in Houston at a little more than $8.3 million, but his deal is likely the next to go if in fact the Rockets can convince Anthony (or another high-profile free agent) to sign.

Teams tend to go out of their way not to do anything to offend the players currently on the roster. While this is a minor misstep that’s ultimately harmless, Lin probably isn’t feeling great about his place in Houston’s plans for the future.