Tilman Fertitta Says Luxury Tax Not Influencing Rockets: ‘Never Even Came Up’

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 24: Tilman Fertitta, owner of the Houston Rockets, address the crowd before Game Five of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors during the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 24, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said Monday the NBA‘s luxury tax hasn’t played a role in the team’s offseason decision-making.

Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com provided comments from Fertitta, who purchased the Rockets from Leslie Alexander in September, after the free-agent departures of Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute.

“We know we’re going to be in the luxury tax, and if you want to compete for a championship, I feel like unless you get real lucky, you’re going to be in the luxury tax,” he said. “So it is what it is. … It never even came up in any discussion.”


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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July 10, 2018 at 01:06PM


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