3 reasons the Rockets should want JR Smith

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With the Houston Rockets in desperate need of more 3-point shooters, here are three reasons they should have their sights set on JR Smith.

The Houston Rockets are gearing up for the playoffs, as they only have 20 games remaining on the schedule before the postseason starts. This means the Rockets ought to be loading up on players they believe can help improve their title chances, which explains their interest in former Houston Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute.

The Rockets would have to create a roster spot to add anyone, as they currently have 15 players on the payroll. This would be an easy problem to solve, as they could release developmental players such as Chris Clemons and Isaiah Hartenstein, who aren’t getting any playing time.

Another possible option could be to simply release Thabo Sefolosha, who could be easily replaced, depending on who the Rockets sign. The Rockets are in desperate need of 3-point snipers, as they’ve had recent losses in which they’ve been outperformed from long-range.

Enter J.R. Smith, who is currently a free agent, and is one of the best 3-point shooters available. Smith has also played for Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni in the past, and would be a perfect fit for the Rockets’ style of play.

The clock is ticking if the Rockets do in fact have interest in JR Swish, because the Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly interested in him (subscription required). With Smith still available, here are three reasons the Rockets should sign him.

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