If the Houston Rockets fail to bring in either LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, or Chris Bosh (if he becomes a free agent), they may turn their focus to Kyle Lowry. Sam Amick (USA Today) says the Rockets could offer him a nice deal if they miss on other big-name free agents.
According to two people with knowledge of the situation, the Houston Rockets — whom Lowry played for from 2009 to 2012 — are one of those teams. While Rockets general manager Daryl Morey will woo free agents like James, Anthony and Heat center Chris Bosh (if he opts out of his deal), he also will pursue Lowry if those initial options are no longer in play. It would be quite the full-circle kind of story, as the Rockets’ decision to trade Lowry to the Raptors in July 2012 played a vital part in their eventual acquisition of shooting guard James Harden just a few months later (the Oklahoma City Thunder received the lottery-protected first-round pick Houston had received from Toronto in that Oct. 2012 deal).