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Thunder have 'a real opportunity to keep' Paul George in free agency

09 June 2018, 06:24 | Anna Jefferson

It Sounds Like The Rockets Need to be Crossed off Le Bron James List

It Sounds Like The Rockets Need to be Crossed off Le Bron James List

He still has yet to officially become a free agent as he has until June 29 to opt out of his player option for next season, but it's a formality at this point that he'll do so.

With Chris Paul set to enter free-agency in July, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski doesn't expect Paul to accept anything less than a max contract, via Clutch Points' Shane Mickle.

Paul George and LeBron James have been the team's top targets for those slots since new team president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka took over, and according to one report, that plan will come to fruition.

Despite having a limited salary cap space, the Houston Rockets are expected to be aggressive on the free agency market in the upcoming offseason.




If the Houston Rockets want to keep their star-studded backcourt intact, they'll have to shell out the big bucks to keep Chris Paul from leaving during free agency.

"When the Rockets made that deal for Chris Paul knowing they would re-sign him". This season, Paul missed 24 regular-season games, and he missed the final two games of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors after suffering a right hamstring strain in Game 5. If he didn't suffer an injury in Game 6 and 7, most people believe the Rockets would be the one playing against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals 2018 and not the Warriors.

"Those privy to James's thinking say that at this stage, pleading from family members appears to be the only force that could persuade him to extend his second stint with the Cavs and resist the opportunity to switch teams, as he did in 2010 and again in 2014". The Rockets should also think if Paul is still worth paying $46-47 million when he's in his late 30s.



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