Tilman Fertitta talked about what his tolerance level may be for paying the luxury tax.
The Houston Rockets figure to get more expensive next season if they re-sign Chris Paul at 35 percent of the cap with James Harden already on a supermax.
"This is what was told to me by my experts that work here: If it's going to take you to the Finals, then you should pay the luxury tax. And I totally agree. If you have to lose money to get to the Finals or win a championship, I think you do what you have to do because it's going to come back to you.
"Remember, I don't look at things year to year. I don't operate any of my businesses year to year. I look at everything long-term, so if it costs me money to win a few championships, I'm fine with that. But you don't want to be in the luxury tax and not be getting to the Finals, so if you don't have a team that can get to the Finals, you shouldn't be paying the luxury tax.
"I'm going to take the advice of Daryl and his team and Tad. I will do what they suggest that we do."