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LeBron James to the Rockets?

There are so many questions. Are you dumping the remainder of the roster to keep Capela, and get James — along with Paul and Harden? And does that core group and a bunch of cheap shooters beat the Warriors?


Kahron Spearman


How does LeBron James going to the now-vacationing Houston Rockets interest you?

 

It seems to be becoming the prevailing rumor, even ahead of the Lakers possibility. However, how reasonable is this proposition? Because they don't have anything close to the space they need, they would need to rid themselves of Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson, off the top. 

 

Chris Paul's contract would also have to be figured out? Should a constantly nicked-up 33-year-old get a five-year, $200+ million max?

If you have the chance to get him, you get him. They'll know pretty early because of Chris and LeBron's relationship if (James' interest in the Rockets) is real. If it's real, you do anything to get it done.

The mystery general manager is correct. James and Paul are great friends off the court, and it's known that the two would like to play with each other in an ideal scenario. 

 

However, it's hard to know if James coming to Texas constitutes "ideal" considering the math in constructing a deal, and all the players that will become free agents. For example, 23-year-old center Clint Capela is surely going to require something close to the max to retain his services.

 

Are you dumping the remainder of the roster to keep Capela, and get James along with Paul and Harden? Does that core group and a bunch of cheap shooters beat the Warriors?

Whatever James wants he can get teams to make happen with the snap of his Thanos' fingers. This writer believes James would move for the "ideal" situation, but more has to be considered.

 

Players of James' ilk don't just switch teams and collect jerseys as a title mercenary. Additionally, there's belief that James desires to fade gracefully and not fall off a cliff. This suggests that if he left Cleveland at all, it would likely be to a team with an exceptional talent for whom he can fall comfortably in the second option. 

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