The Houston Rockets may be looking to make some room in the books so they can make a splash this offseason.
General manager Daryl Morey recently said he has something up his sleeve to counter the dominance of the champion Golden State Warriors. However, with $87.67 million in guaranteed salary next season tied up between 10 players, Houston didn't have enough dough to pursue a star in free agency.
But if the Rockets were able to shed the contracts of Anderson, Williams, and Beverley, that would open up about $32 million in 2017-18 (not counting the salaries they'd take back).
|Anderson||$19.58 million||$20.42 million||$21.26 million|
|Beverley||$5.5 million||$5 million|
Stein also indicated that the Rockets, who reportedly just inked Morey to a four-year extension, plan to be in the free-agent sweepstakes for Chris Paul and Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry, and Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap, who are all expected to command max deals.