With LeBron James’ announcement the Houston Rockets are in speed mode to make moves so that they can improve their team. It looks like the first, and maybe biggest piece, is in the works with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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.
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip traveled to New York and Columbia. First they spoke to John Jastremski, WFAN New York, about Carmelo Anthony and where he will end up. Jastremski said he thinks where Melo lands will be largely about money. He thinks it’s a pipe dream for both LeBron James and Melo to end up in Houston. He also doesn’t think LeBron James will leave the Heat. Next they traveled to Columbia to talk to Brandon Kiley, ESPN Columbia, about Dorial Green-Beckham going to OU. Kiley said he doesn’t think there’s much chance Green-Beckham actually plays for Oklahoma at all.
Houston Chronicle writer Jonathan Feigen joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss the Rockets in free agency. Feigen said they will sell Carmelo Anthony on being on a team with a big 3 in their meeting tomorrow. He also discussed the routes the Rockets could take to trade Jeremy Lin. Feigen talked about the potential of the Rockets going after Kevin Love. He said regardless of who they go after, the guys who are currently on the Rockets roster need to really work to improve their defense.
Former NBA player and CSN analyst Damon Jones joined Alex Del Barrio and Brett Dolan saturday morning to talk about free agency, Lebrons options (He played with Lebron in Cleveland) and the Rockets options in […]
HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Despite several reports to the contrary the Houston Rockets elected to keep their 25th overall selection in the 2014 NBA draft to select 6-10 Center Clint Capela of Geneva, Switzerland. The 20-year old […]
John Dickinson, 98.7 The Game, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss NBA trade rumors in the Road Trip. He said he had not heard about a Lin or Parsons trade with the Warriors. He said a Kevin Love trade has potential to happen. Dickinson thinks getting Love would really boost the team up the ranks. He discussed some other elements the team has been looking to improve as well.
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip traveled to New York to talk to WFAN’s Marc Malusis about free agency and potential trades in the NBA. He discussed the trades the Knicks have made so far in the off season. Malusis thinks that it is far fetched that Carmelo Anthony would be traded to the Rockets for James Harden. He talked about some of the possible moves that coach Phil Jackson is looking to make.
Mike Levine of WQAM in Miami joined The Triple Threat to talk about LeBron James’ decision to opt out.
Before the Rockets can pursue a third superstar in free agency, they need to shed two big contracts. Here are some potential landing spots.