ROCKETS TO ROLL IN WEST?

Is Daryl Morey right about the Rockets being favorites in the West?

Jalen Rose shares his thoughts on Rockets GM Daryl Morey dismissing reports of issues between Chris Paul and James Harden and if the Warriors being injured changes things for Houston.

He also weighs in on Morey's claim that the Rockets are the team to beat in the West right now.

Friday on First Take, Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman talk about their expectations for Russell Westbrook in the playoffs, and Stephen A. explains why Westbrook needs to be careful. Also, Max weighs in on why Westbrook is one of his favorite players, and how he can play better come playoff time.