Charlie Pallilo: The Rockets had no choice but to overpay Chris Paul
LeBron is heading to the Lakers after leaving Cleveland for the second time. He's not taking the easy way out this time by joining a team without another superstar player, and having to battle the tough competition in the Western Conference.
The Rockets had to overpay Chris Paul to keep him in Houston, but his game should age well as he approaches his mid-thirties with the Rockets. Trevor Ariza won't be back with the team next year after signing a 1-year deal with the Phoenix Suns for $15 million. He will be missed in the locker room, but Houston made the right decision by letting him leave.