June 24, 2017, 4:55 pm
ESPN’s Chris Haynes reports that the Rockets are very interested in signing Chris Paul and they are “trying to clear enough cap space” so he can join James Harden in Houston.
This news follows Marc Stein’s report that the Rockets have already made Lou Williams, Ryan Anderson and Patrick Beverley available on the trade block. Furthermore, Chris Paul opted out of his player option on Friday and will become an unrestricted free agent. The fit of CP3 alongside Harden is questionable as they are both great facilitators who need the ball in their hands to operate and may clash too much to be effective. However, Paul certainly does fit the Mike D’Antoni style of play, as he can shoot from the perimeter at a high percentage and is one of the best pick-and-roll guards in the league. Stein also reported that in addition to Paul, the Rockets have Paul Millsap, Kyle Lowry and Blake Griffin in their sights with the start of free agency beginning on July 1st.