5 Potential Midseason Acquisitions for the Houston Rockets

December 2nd, 2014 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
The Houston Rockets have another tool in their belt they can use before the season is over: the trade exception from dealing Jeremy Lin to the Los Angeles Lakers last summer.

They have various assets they can offer in return for anyone they might acquire. Daryl Morey, prior to the season, explained it to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle (subscription required) this summer:

"We have I think the best draft pick in the league for someone to trade for (the first-round pick acquired from New Orleans). I think we have the best set of international rights held - guys to either bring over or use in a trade."

The “best set of international rights held” consists of a list of nine names, per RealGM.com. Additionally, per RealGM.com, the Rockets own five extra second-round picks over the next three drafts, as well as their own.

The Rockets have several needs, mostly in regards to depth. They could use another backup wing, another backup big and another shot-creator.

Targets are listed in order of how much they would help the Rockets, though the better the target, the lower the chances ...

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