The Rockets title window is already closed
The Rockets led the NBA in wins and had the Warriors on the ropes in the Western Conference Finals before Chris Paul went down with a hammy, but Colin thinks their title window is already closed.
While the Warriors are all taking less money, Chris Paul just signed a max deal that forced Houston to let go of key role players Trevor Ariza and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute as cap casualties. Both losses hurt the Rockets in a matchup with the Golden State and LeBron’s Lakers. Some teams are set up for multi-year runs, but the Rockets aren’t one of them. They won’t go into the tank, but their window has closed. Just like that.
Sixers were never close to signing LeBron
A rumor was leaked that the Sixers were close to landing LeBron in free agency, but after hearing the details of what actually went down, Colin thinks that’s a stretch.
It turns out LeBron wasn’t at the L.A. meeting and didn’t even conference in to listen to the pitch, and was already planning his press release for his announcement only two hours after the meeting. Philly can spin this as close, but it wasn’t close to be close.
– Colin’s 2018 NFC North Preseason Predictions
Doug Gottlieb – Host of The Doug Gottlieb Show and the All Ball Podcast is in-studio on why the Rockets may end up being forced to sign Melo, and why LeBron will be a lethal small ball 5 with the Lakers.
Michael Rappaport – Actor/Comedian is in-studio explaining why the Lakers have surpassed the Rockets.
Mark Carrier – 3-time Pro Bowl Defensive Back is in-studio giving his opinions of this year’s QB class.
Jim Jackson – FS1 NBA Analyst and 14-year NBA veteran is in-studio on Carmelo Anthony’s future, and if the Sixers were actually close to signing LeBron.