Chris Paul Expected to Re-Sign, Recruit LeBron to Join the Rockets
As expected, Chris Paul is expected to remain in Houston.
Exclaiming that he is willing to take nothing less than the max, the Houston Rockets believe that they will find a way to keep the superstar point guard in Texas for the foreseeable future. With that being said, Paul has already begun recruiting his close friend and pending free agent LeBron James to Houston.
“His focus has been to stay in Houston all along,” said ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday night.. “Unless Houston blinked and sort of changed course on the kind of financial commitment, length of deal, that I think they thought they would do all along. They have shown no indication in Houston of not following through on the kind of big deal Chris Paul expected when he opted in and got traded there.
“You know, Chris is going to return there. Right now, his focus isn’t so much on his own free agency, he’s trying to recruit LeBron James to Houston. Somebody close to him said to me, ‘He is as focused on recruiting LeBron as anything he’s done in this league. He wants to find a way.'”
After falling short in Game 7 to the eventual champion Golden State Warriors, the Rockets look to keep up with the reigning champs as the upcoming campaign will be championship or bust for Houston.
“You know Daryl Morey in Houston is always big game hunting,” Continued Woj. “They love the ability to make changes with their roster and cap, be creative. If LeBron said he wanted to come to Houston, they can find a way to make it happen.”
James’ camp has reportedly maintained contact with the Cleveland Cavaliers since their Finals loss. James is also expected to listen to the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers, and Los Angeles Lakers.