Surprise, surprise: Daryl Morey, James Harden and a grand master plan weren’t the only reasons Dwight Howard left the Los Angeles Lakers to join the Houston Rockets in free agency last offseason. According to Phil […]
Having two max players should make it easier to land a third in NBA free agency. In theory. But what about Dwight Howard and James Harden? What’s their impact on the Rockets’ team-building? Grantland’s Zach Lowe […]
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.
The Houston Rockets might have to shift their free agent focus quickly if reports turn out to be true.
We reached out to our sports radio personalities from across the country to get their opinion on James’ decision. Here’s their reactions:
HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – With LeBron James announcing he is heading home to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday the Houston Rockets were sent into warp speed to try and lock up their two free agent […]
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.
Brian Geltzeiler, hoopscritic.com, joined The Triple Threat to discuss NBA Free Agency. He discussed the probability of a sign and trade of Chris Bosh to Houston. He thinks if Houston can get Bosh and keep Chandler Parsons, they would definitely be a big contender. Geltzeiler thinks a lot of the rumors about LeBron to Cleveland could be misdirects leaked on purpose when he really intends to stay with Miami. He thinks Rockets are in a very tricky situation with Chandler Parsons while they try to go after a superstar and keep him at the same time. He also briefly commented on player and management issues that seem likely at some point.
Tonight’s B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip traveled to Miami and Cleveland tonight. First they spoke to Brian Rowitz, ESPN 106.3 Miami, about Chris Bosh trade rumors. He also discussed the situations of the Heat players in free agency. Next they flew over to Cleveland to talk to Daryl Ruiter, 92.3 The Fan, about the Cavs pursuit of LeBron James. On the football side, he discussed Josh Gordon’s arrest and Johnny Manziel’s sketchy photos from the holiday weekend. He said Manziel needs to be careful and find some better friends or this kind of issue will likely continue to arise.
Fran Blinebury from NBA.com joined Mad Radio and they discussed the latest in NBA free agency and where LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony and Chandler Parsons will end up.