Saturday, 23 June, 2018

LeBron might sign with Rockets, former teammate Bosh says

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Shannon Reynolds | 10 June, 2018, 07:39

The Rockets have been considered a frontrunner to land LeBron James if he becomes a free agent this summer, but that may not be the case.

On the flip side: James, as a singular force, is doing more than he has ever had to do for one team on this stage.

With his Cavaliers down 3-0 in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors after Wednesday night's Game 3 loss at Quicken Loans Arena, the commotion surrounding James' impending free agency is beginning to intensify.

A testament to that was James's incredible play in both ends of the court this season averaging 27.5 points, 9.1 assists, and 8.6 rebounds while leading the Cleveland Cavaliers into its fourth consecutive finals appearance.

Excluding Houston's other free agents, re-signing just Paul and Capela easily puts Houston over the cap.

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Golden State is on the verge of defeating James in the Finals for the third time in four years. It was a seven game series between the league's two best teams, and the victor would likely win the National Basketball Association championship due to the weaker opponents in the east.

Embiid, Ben Simmons and the Sixers are an attractive option if James desires a new destination.

All of this could lead to the rumor mill picking up greatly over the next few weeks as James has another major decision in front of him this upcoming offseason.

Chris Bosh won titles with the Miami Heat while playing alongside James, and the retired big man suggested on FOX Sports 1's "Undisputed" on Thursday that if James wants to win another title, he should head to the Lone Star State and join the Rockets. Cleveland went 33-49 before James returned to the organization in 2014.

The much more serious question that hangs over this series, then, is: Which version of the Warriors would we see in Game 3? Most fans are already familiar with the LeBron James ties to the Los Angeles Lakers.

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