There could be a new potential landing spot for LeBron James if and when he hits free agency this summer: Houston.
USA Today’s Sam Amick reported rumors that the Houston Rockets could be a strong candidate in the race to land the forward widely regarded as the NBA’s best player.
“…there is strong belief in Rockets circles that they’ll have a legitimate shot at landing the four-time MVP this summer. Rival executives also believe the Rockets will have a real chance.”
Predicting where James might head to next is one of the favorite pastimes for NBA fans. It is a fun exercise to imagine him on different rosters, even as James himself has stayed mum on his plans for the postseason. The long-held rumor was that he planned to bolt for the Los Angeles Lakers because his family has a home in the city, which also happens to be the center of the entertainment world that James has increasingly become a part of.
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But Houston makes sense for him. They’re playing exceptionally well this season, boasting the best record in the Western Conference. The talent on the squad—including MVP front-runner James Harden (the only person who may be playing better than James himself) and perennial all star Chris Paul—would seemingly blend well with James’ game and would help ease the 32-year-old’s nightly workload.
The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks laid out an argument for the move this week in a compelling piece titled “LeBron James Could Form the Superteam to End All Superteams in Houston.”
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SOURCE: Newsweek – Tim Marcin