The Rockets are notoriously known for trades but this trade deadline might be a different story. GM Daryl Morey has stated that he really likes the Rockets team this season. There has been some speculation that the Rockets might be actively shopping for some bench depth which means they could be in the market for a minor trade deal. With Morey at the helm the Rockets have made at least one move at every trade deadline since he took the job. Is this year different though?
Note: for all 30 NBA teams potential trade deadline swaps, we are cataloguing the articles differently from our usual layup/mid range/deep from downtown structure. The reason being is the most informative five links to these trade rumors provide sufficient fodder for conversation. Beyond the five best links these conjectures can become a little superfluous. As always though you will know how much time to expect read, watching or listening to each one of these links as that information is always provided.
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT POTENTIAL ROCKETS TRADE DEADLINE SWAPS
#1 All signs seem to be pointing towards the Rockets keeping the roster hand they have currently as they are all in on attempting to win a championship this season. At least that is what Morey is saying publicly (3 min read)
#2 Are the Rockets looking to add a little bench depth? (4 min read)
#3 The clock is ticking for a Morey Magic move. The Rockets are in the luxury tax and have hardly any cap flexibility but can Morey pull something out of his hat and get some backup help for another big besides Nene? (3 min read)
#4 Is the Rockets trade deadline strategy to pursue buyout candidates this season? (3 min read)
#5 Rockets trade deadline history via Real GM (3 min read)