Are Dwight Howard And James Harden Hurting Rockets In NBA Free Agency?
Fran Blinebury Says Rockets Will Have To Try Again Next YearFran 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.
UPDATE: Chris Bosh Agrees To Return To MiamiThe Houston Rockets might have to shift their free agent focus quickly if reports turn out to be true.
CBS Radio Sports Talent React To LeBron's Return To ClevelandWe reached out to our sports radio personalities from across the country to get their opinion on James' decision. Here's their reactions:
Rockets Trying To Secure Bosh & Parsons With LeBron's Return To Cleveland
Orlando Alzugaray Says Miami Has Clear Advantages For LeBron Over ClevelandOrlando 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 Thinks Rockets Need To Get Bosh, Keep ParsonsBrian 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.
Road Trip: Miami & ClevelandTonight'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.
Could The Rockets Lose Chandler Parsons?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.
Road Trip: MiamiOrlando Alzugaray, 640 Sports Miami, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show on the Road Trip to talk about NBA free agency. He says LeBron James really is in control right now and a lot depends on what he chooses and that will have a big impact on the Big 3. He says Kyle Lowry is a huge target in free agency for teams. Alzugaray doesn't think LeBron James has any reason to go anywhere.
Keidel: King James And His CourtLeBron James singularly orchestrated the Big Three union. And now that he has opted out of his Miami Heat contract, he's once again the Alpha Male of pro sports. Teams are scrambling to find the proper finances and expiring contracts, flipping over cushions for salary cap coin.