Although the Houston Rockets considered the signing of Kevin Durant a tough one, it doesn’t mean they won’t try. The move would reunite the one-time NBA MVP Kevin Durant with his old buddy James Harden.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Rockets are keen to get a good conversation with Durant this upcoming free agency. The main reason for this is the team’s current status. The Rockets didn’t exactly have a good start this season and the team has been struggling all season long. The team needs a good line-up, something that could make them a credible contender in the Western Conference. For Rockets, Durant could be a good fit for the team.
The rumors about Durant joining the Rockets have started last year but reached high gear when the Thunder’s bid for the NBA title had finally come to an end. Reports said that Rockets are keen on signing the Oklahoma City star, and has now started to explore ways on how to lure the Oklahoma City superstar.
Many teams are hopeful to get a face-to-face meeting with the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar, and these teams can be serious suitors for Durant. If the Rockets want Durant in their line-up they will have to make some creativity works in order to get the former NBA MVP. This is not an ordinary chase for the Rockets, it involved something big.
For now, the biggest problem for the Rocket is their lack of cap space. Reports said that Rockets have only about $7.3 million in cap space available for next season. This means that Houston would have just enough to land the small forward, which is not good enough for a big name like Kevin Durant.
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