Houston Rockets have suddenly become the NBA title contender after their latest deal and if certain rumors are to be believed, JR Smith might be the next latest addition to their roster.
Russel Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder was exchanged with Chris Paul in the biggest late free agency deal. The duo of James Harden and Westbrook has reunited and is ready to take the Rockets to the big leagues. But there are already enough power Duos in other NBA teams and the Rockets needs to top that.
It is why they are planning to sign in JR Smith who has turned into a free agent before the year 2019 even started. There was an internal spat between Cleveland Cavaliers and Smith which lead them to waive his contract. The Rockets were in the persuasion of Smith since the last season and the latest Instagram reaction is in an indication of a future deal. Here are the details about the Instagram post and the reasons Rockets and Smith deal is totally possible.
The Instagram Story
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) July 27, 2019
Chris Smith, the brother of JR Smith recently posted a picture of James Harden and Russel Westbrook. The caption hinted that if JR Smith joins the duo, they will be unbeatable. Smith shared the story on his own profile with an eye emoji as an indication to something big is happening soon.
The original text caption was ‘shit about to get ugly one more @teamwish shit would be sick. Here @teamwish is the Instagram handle for JR Smith and he was able to share the story due to that mention. Since the IG story came out, fans of Rockets are excited on the possibility of Smith joining the Houston team.
Future of Rockets with JR Smith
JR Smith has not played many games in the last season due to termination of his contract in between. He had an average of 6.7 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in a total of 11 games played. Smith had a 30.8 percent shooting ratio for beyond the arc three-pointers and 80.0 percent from the free throw line.
why wouldn't rockets chase JR Smith? seems like a match made in heaven for both sides. JR can jack up an unlimited amount of 3s and we get quality wing/guard depth.
— scotty doesn't know (@ClutchCityScott) July 22, 2019
JR Smith should be on the Rockets rn @dmorey
— #1 Kevin Durant Fan (@KDEasyMoney_) July 19, 2019
JR Smith did this last year and y’all ain’t said nun https://t.co/bHcr8DFxM5
— Seany J (@JohndrowSean) July 28, 2019
It is no doubt Smith is a great shooter who used to play along with LeBron James in Cavaliers and still was never shy to throw. The Rockets currently have only 13 spots and filled and 2 are empty, where Smith can fit in easily. James Harden and Russel Westbrook would be happy to have Smith as the duo turns into a powerful trio.