On a more realistic sense, the Houston Rockets seemed to be a good team for Kevin Durant to consider in the free agency. Looking at the factors involved, the Rockets have the tools to make a realistic bid.
First of all, James Harden is one of KD’s closest – maybe the best – friend that he had in the NBA.
Second, Kevin Durant attended college in Houston. That can also set in as a huge factor for KD’s decision.
Lastly, there is room. When we say room… salary-wise. The Rockets can go all out and offer a max contract to Durant. In the process, they can acquire another superstar to join them as well. Dwight Howard could be lured back to Houston to form another big-3.
As reported by Mark Stein: The Rockets don’t plan to trade for KD but instead, they are preparing for the perfect bid in the off season.
Rockets officials have long believed privately that they will have as good a chance as any team to steal Durant away from the Thunder in the offseason because of his strong relationship with his former teammate, [James Harden], and the room Houston has to pay Durant max-contract money while also re-signing Howard.
With that being said, it perfectly made sense.
Stephen A. Smith was told to be crazy when he predicted that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will be teaming up in Miami. This time around, Smith predicts that Kevin Durant will highly consider – or most likely will join – the Houston Rockets.
For that sense, fans can probably let the rumors that KD could probably join the Golden State Warriors. As we said in one of our colums here in SportsRageous… the plan to get Durant to join Golden State
seemed to be a very ambitious task that will probably damage his reputation.