The Houston Rockets are doing great as they currently face the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round of the Western Conference in this year’s playoffs.
James Harden and Dwight Howard are clicking at the right time but Josh Smith has been a revelation for this team.
Rumors suggest that the Houston Rockets are leaning towards re-signing Josh Smith instead of pursuing Rajon Rondo once the off-season comes.
Either way, the Rockets cannot have both marquee players.
The Houston Rockets cap space is nearing its limit.
Guard James Harden and center Dwight Howard are signed to max deals not expiring anytime soon.
While Smith, is only signed to a 1 year/$2 million contract expiring by the end of this season.
According to Sports World Report , The Houston Chronicle reported that no deal is imminent between Smith and the Rockets but with his stellar play in this year’s playoffs, Daryl Morey might just be convinced to bring him back for another season or two.
Josh Smith and Dwight Howard are clicking on all cylinders in the playoffs as they connect frequently with their alley-oop attempts and are scoring a hefty amount of points in the paint.
Quoting Sports World Report , “Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Houston Rockets are loving the tandem of former AAU teammates Howard and Smith.
The injury to Patrick Beverley has forced Smith to play more point guard during games, an experiment that is working out well.
The issue is the Rockets also have interest in Rajon Rondo who will also be a free agent this summer.” Nevertheless, Donatas Motiejunas is returning for the Rockets next season and they have a promising young power forward in Terrence Jones who can fill the role of Smith should he leave via free agency.