Having missed on their top targets, the Rockets went back to one of their former free agent acquisitions, reaching agreement to bring back forward Trevor Ariza, a person with knowledge of the deal said.
The Rockets could close their eyes and see Chris Bosh in a Houston uniform.
Then in a stunning turn of events, Bosh was as out of sight as last week’s photoshop of Carmelo Anthony over the Toyota Center front door.
If the Rockets are to land Chris Bosh, they will have to trade guard Jeremy Lin to free up salary cap space.
Lin is due about $15 million this season although he only counts a little over $8 million on the cap.