The Rockets are looking to be the front-runner to sign LeBron James in the off-season it seems. Executives in the western conference believe the Rockets are one of the top teams to sign LeBron if he ventures away from Cleveland. Many reports have been linked to LeBron leaving after this off-season and opting out of his contract. The hard part will be keeping most of the team together if they want to create a super team. The Rockets already owe James Harden one of the highest paid contracts in the league, and Chris Paul will be coming off the books looking to sign his 5-year contract, but may not be a max according to Chris Paul where in his recent documentary, “money isn’t a factor anymore”.
The Rockets would have to unload plenty of other side contracts to get this done, and most will have to be traded away. The good thing about this is that other players will be willing to take a pay cut to make things work, such as veterans wanting to get their ring, or even some younger players looking to get real minutes. Nobody truly knows what is going on in LeBron’s head as he has been linked to plenty of teams, some that aren’t even contenders as we speak. The Rockets make a lot of sense to join as they have a superstar locked up, and one of the best point guards in the league. LeBron and Chris Paul are very close, and there’s no doubt they may want to end up playing together towards the end of their career, something that has been stated by the “Banana boat squad”. Zach Lowe from ESPN believes the Rockets may have a long shot to sign LeBron, but Morey will take his chance to get him to Houston. Morey will always do his best to get his presentations in, and has even been told that the Rockets presentations are sometimes the best in the league.
LeBron would make the Rockets an instant contender, and Morey is excited just thinking about it. The money may e hard, but Tilman Fertitta has already said he’s willing to pay good money for this team, even if the luxury tax bill comes in.