Kevin Durant $31.1 MillionBradley Beal
More from Houston Rockets
- Houston Rockets and Texans: Two different coaches with one glaring similarity
- Houston Rockets: Dig in, make threes, win series
- Houston Rockets: The time to make a statement is now
- Houston Rockets: Rest Russell Westbrook for remainder of the OKC series
- Houston Rockets: G2: What has put the team in driver’s seat against OKC
Yes, I went for the home run as far as Durant but I don’t think it’s achievable. He is only included in this list because Morey has maintained that the “Durantula” remains his top priority in the off season. I mean go ahead Daryl, but don’t say we didn’t warn you. I also don’t need to justify his place here, the fact that he has “Former MVP” and “Scoring Champ” on his resume says it all.
More from House of Houston
- Are you the 2021 FanSided Sports Fan of the Year?
- Houston Texans: 4 reasons Romeo Crennel is right coach right now
- Astros-Twins Wild Card Series: 5 things to know as MLB postseason begins
- Houston Texans: The Most Underrated Sports Drought Ever
- Houston Texans: J.J. Watt’s early case for NFL Hall of Fame
Bradley Beal is a risky yet viable option as a scorer. This is a bit of a funky move because it would then classify Harden as the point guard of the team, something Bickerstaff has been moving toward and it would also provide an extra option for when the Rockets go small.
It’s hard to gauge how good Beal is because of the amount of injuries he has suffered and this also makes it hard to determine his value. Washington have struggled this year and Beal could be clamoring for the exit doors to the Verizon Center for good at the end of the season.
Beal has one of the purest jump shots in the NBA and has a fantastic ability to score at the rim and from the outside, but he is still a very risky move to pursue for the Rockets.
One last thing to note is the one scenario in which Dwight could return to the Rockets. Houston has Howard’s Bird Rights, and if they were to sign Durant, Morey has stated he will resign Howard to form a big three. This means that Durant’s wages will be on the books for next year but it also allows the Rockets to go over the cap to retain the services of Howard, allowing room for two max deals.
It’s going to be a hectic off-season with a lot of player movement and hopefully the personnel they bring in will be able to achieve the potential their predecessors missed out on.