NBA Free Agency Rumors: Why The Rockets Might Not Stop at Chris Bosh

June 28th, 2010 by Patrick Harrel Leave a reply »
When free agency begins July 1st at 12:01 EST, teams are going to be lining up to scoop up the best free agents as quickly as possible. Teams like Miami and Chicago are expected to add two top-flight free agents but experts might want to add another surprise team into the mix to be targeting two top free agents: Houston.

According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle , a person familiar with the Rockets' thinking said that Houston will target Joe Johnson in a sign and trade in order to lure Chris Bosh to come to Houston—a move that can only be described as gutsy. 

While the basis for a Bosh deal seemed pretty straight forward with the expiring contracts of Jared Jeffries and/or Shane Battier headed to Toronto along with young talent such as Jordan Hill or Chase Budinger, to make the money match in a deal for Joe Johnson would likely cost the Rockets Kevin Martin.

If the Rockets' had the chance to land both Johnson and Bosh, would they roll the dice and throw Martin into a deal for Joe Johnson? Despite Martin's youth and better efficiency, Houston would at least have to take a very hard look at the deal.

While Martin ...

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