Houston, however, is facing serious luxury-tax concerns because of the huge contracts possessed by James Harden and now Chris Paul.
The first season in "Houston" for the Floor was a good two - time Olympic champion helped the rockets to win the regular season and in the playoffs the team of Mike D'anthony was stopped only by the National Basketball Association champion Golden state. He averaged 13.9 points and 10.8 rebounds per game on a Rockets team that advanced to the Western Conference Finals in 2017-18.
On the third day of free agency, Rockets starting center Clint Capela is not finding the kinds of offers he was hoping for. His productivity reached another level in the postseason where he averaged 21.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 5.8 assists.
Last season was Paul's first in Houston after coming over in a sign-and-trade deal with the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekkar, Montrezl Harrell and three others.
The veteran point guard confirmed reports of his return on Twitter Saturday night.
Aside from Paul, the Rockets also kept key swingman Gerald Green via a one-year deal worth $2.4 million.
The Lakers are interested in Clint Capela.
Green, 32, made $1.4 million last season after joining the Rockets in December, two months after he was waived by the Milwaukee Bucks.