FIRST TAKE

Max Kellerman has a fascinating take on the Rockets' small ball game plan

The crew from First Take debate if the Rockets made a smart decision to go against the norm and employ a small ball strategy after trading Clint Capela to the Hawks. Stephen A. Smith doesn't think this will work for the Rockets, but Max Kellerman sees some value in the approach. Watch the video and judge for yourself.

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.