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Rockets free agency: Could we see any first night signings?

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 22: Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets reacts after a basket against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 22, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 22: Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets reacts after a basket against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 22, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Free agency is finally just about here. It will begin tonight at 11 p.m. CT. What can we expect from the Rockets on the first night?

The Houston Rockets are just about to start another wild free agency. With it officially tipping off at 11 p.m. tonight, there is expected to be a decent bit of first-minute madness.

There are always players that sign right away as free agency begins. Last summer, P.J. Tucker agreed to a contract on the first day. Could we see some players sign, or re-sign, with the Rockets tonight?

The P.J. Tucker signing last year came kind of out of nowhere. The Rockets were known to be pursuing him, but for him to sign was a surprise. Maybe, we’ll see something like that with another 3-and-D type of player.

Also, Houston could be re-signing two of their vital players early on in free agency. Let’s look at who that would be:

Chris Paul

It’s no secret that Chris Paul wants to be back in Houston and that Houston wants Chris Paul back. The 34-year-old had a great season with the team before ending on a low note with an injury in the Conference Finals.

The Rockets have likely talked to CP3 about this contract for quite some time. If we can see him officially return to Houston at 11:01 p.m. tonight, it likely wouldn’t surprise anyone. Don’t listen to what you hear in the media, CP3 is happy with Houston and is not going anywhere.

Will Paul sign for three years or four years? We will have to see, possibly tonight.

Clint Capela

The big man Clint Capela is someone we could also see signing very soon. The Rockets are very interested in keeping the young center around and they could want to sign him as soon as possible. They likely want to keep him away from other teams that would want him to sign an offer sheet, as he is a restricted free agent.

Just like with Chris Paul, it’s no secret that the Rockets want Capela back in Rockets red. Clint was vital in the success of Houston last year and he will only get better with CP3 and James Harden in the lineup with him.

The real question here is how much Capela will sign for with Houston. He could be worth quite a bit of money, and he’ll get every dollar he deserves.

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Are you ready for free agency? It should be a wild ride over the next couple of weeks! Maybe we’ll see some signings tonight in Houston, maybe not. This is all purely speculation!

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