Dwight Howard joined forced with James Harden and signed with the Houston Rockets in hopes of competing for championships. But, just as we saw in these last NBA Finals, it takes more than one or two guys to get the job done. That’s why the Houston Rockets and general manager Daryl Morey will attempt to expand the duo to a trio. Top on their list? LeBron James.
Sam Amick of USA Today reports the Rockets will pitch big name free agents—from LeBron James to Carmelo Anthony and so on— on joining Howard and Harden.
The organization’s recruiting efforts will be aggressive and expansive as always, just as they were when they landed Howard last July and his decision to leave Los Angeles meant the Rockets had two-thirds of the Big Three that they had envisioned. Now comes Part III of their plan.
While Morey has proved to be one of the best GM’s in the league, convincing James to leave Miami is a tall task. Anthony is a more realistic option for the Rockets, and wouldn’t be a bad consolation prize. However, Houston would need to clear some major cap room to make it happen. It would start with trading Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin. It may also limit them from signing Chandler Parsons to the long term deal he deserves.