We’re in the beginning stages of the Houston Rockets' offseason preparations, and there are plenty of plots and subplots to follow during July’s free agent push. Here's the latest on their free agency plans:
Houston interested in Amare Stoudemire
The Rockets are looking for power forward options on the free agent market, and Amare Stoudemire is someone they're very interested in, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.
Houston, Dallas, Clippers, Phoenix among those who've registered some degree of interest in @Amareisreal as back-up big, sources say— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 2, 2015
Stoudemire averaged 11.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game with the Knicks and Mavericks last season.
Sergio Llull won't sign with Rockets
Sergio Llull, the Spanish point guard Houston has been pursuing for years, will stay in Europe and play for Real Madrid, according to multiple sources.
Houston would've had to pay the $5.6 million buyout and offer him the full mid-level exception.
Rockets will try to trade for David Lee
Lee is entering the final year of a six-year, $80 million deal with the NBA champs, and could be a target of the Houston Rockets this summer. Via NBA analyst Chuck Myron:
The Warriors are reportedly willing to do whatever they can to move Lee to a situation where he’ll be able to get more playing time after he was squeezed to the back of the team’s rotation with the emergence of Draymond Green this past season.Back to the Houston Rockets Newsfeed