Houston Rockets Rumors
The Rockets still have work to do in terms of clearing sufficient salary-cap space to make a representative offer for Paul, but sources said that Houston star James Harden has been advocating hard in favor of the Paul pursuit and has made his interest in teaming with the LA Clippers’ All-Star known directly to the point guard.
Sources say Houston also remains at the heart of the trade hunt to acquire Paul George from the Indiana Pacers, despite the fact that the All-Star is only under contract through next season and is known to be angling to sign with his hometown Los Angeles Lakers in July 2018.
Sources say Houston has been focused on trying to find a team with cap space to take on Ryan Anderson — such as Sacramento — in hopes of potentially creating up to $28.5 million in room under the cap.
Excluding all the rumors, what do you think the Houston Rockets need to do to dethrone the Warriors? Louis Williams: Well, they got to get better. It’s interesting because I see myself in a lot of trade rumors so I don’t know [Laughs]. We’ll see what happens this offseason.
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