Source close to situation says Rockets believe they will have commitment "soon" for Chris Bosh to come to Houston— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 11, 2014
Houston already had an agreement in place to deal Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans in order to clear cap space, and a trade of Jeremy Lin to the Philadelphia 76ers is also reportedly prepped and ready to go to get even closer to a max deal.
The Rockets can't quite sign Bosh outright to his full max if they want to keep Chandler Parsons, who recently signed a three-year, $45 million offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks. However, if Houston can sell off a bunch of its smaller parts, they can get close to a max and then match Parsons' offer sheet. That's currently the plan:
Houston and Chris Bosh moving quickly on securing deal, and with Bosh, Rockets will match Chandler Parsons offer sheet, source tells Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 11, 2014
A top four of Bosh, Howard, Harden and Parsons would be stacked and a certain contender in the Western Conference, even with some shaky depth. Bosh is a perfect fit as a stretch 4 next to Howard, and that duo would be a terror defensively down low.