Though a mere formality by now, the Rockets officially finalized the signing of swingman Trevor Ariza in an odd sign-and-trade deal with the Wizards and Pelicans on Tuesday. The move was first reported over the […]
Fran Blinebury, nba.com, joined MaD Radio to discuss the most recent developments in the NBA. He said that the Rockets are not going to be contenders this year with their current lineup and will just have to try again next year. He said it’s hard to say whether or not the Rockets should have re-signed Parsons but he thinks they probably should have gone for it. Blinebury spoke about the journey the Rockets have been on so far with getting James Harden and Dwight Howard, but this situation with losing out in free agency has been a bit of a setback for the team.
Glenn Moore, Cleveland.com, joined the Triple Threat to talk about LeBron James returning to Cleveland. He said the comparison of him returning to a lover he once spurned is over blown. He said LeBron never liked being in Miami that much and Cleveland is home to him. Moore thinks that Cleveland should go for a trade with Wiggins for Kevin Love because he is more of a sure thing than Wiggins. He thinks Cleveland really is the best place for LeBron James and where he is at in his career and life right now.
Brian Geltzeiler, hoopscritic.com, joined The Triple Threat to discuss all the NBA free agency moves. He mainly talked about what a big get LeBron James is for the Cavs in Cleveland. He also discussed the possibility of Chris Bosh coming to Houston and thinks he would make a huge difference here. Geltzeiler thinks Bosh will very likely come to Houston due to recent developments.
Shan and Rj, from 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, join In The Loop.
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip traveled to Cleveland and New York in an NBA free agency edition. First they went to New York to speak to Marc Malusis, WFAN, about Melo and the Knicks free agency moves. He talked about Melo deciding to return to the team and other moves like they are working on with Pau Gasol. Then they flew to Cleveland to speak to Daryl Ruiter, 92.3 The Fan, about LeBron and if he will return to the Cavs or not. He says fans are eagerly waiting to hear and will be ready to celebrate if LeBron does decide to go to Cleveland. Ruiter thinks the Cavs are a playoff team with or without LeBron. He said the Cavs would be willing to give up Andrew Wiggins to go after Kevin Love if it meant they could get LeBron.
Orlando Alzugaray, 640 Sports Miami, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss NBA free agency and the Heat. He started out discussing the meeting between LeBron and Riley today in Vegas and his thought on Riley’s best approach to LeBron. He said that Miami has the clear advantage over Cleveland in the quest for LeBron in multiple ways from location to a level of class they are known for. Alzugaray said the winning component for teams is battle tested veteran players, not young guys. He said if LeBron leaves Miami, he can see Chris Bosh coming to play for the Rockets because he won’t stay on without LeBron. Alzugaray says LeBron is the big domino and he will set off a long chain of events once he has made his decision. He thinks LeBron will make his decision in the next 48 hours.
Ken Berger, CBSsports.com, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss NBA Free Agency. He said this is a very strange free agency period because usually by now the big guys have made their moves whereas this time the biggest players are still up in the air. He talked about LeBron’s best options and what might happen with them. Berger says LeBron is handling free agency the right way letting his agent talk to people and handle the business but he wishes he would speed up the process a little bit.