Fans of the Houston Rockets know what they want general manager Daryl Morey to do before the NBA trade deadline on Feb. 21.
Some want him to go all in and bring back one of the premier names on the trading block. Others want him to swing a smaller deal or two to add pieces to the supporting cast. Still others would like Houston to stand pat and save all its assets for the summer and beyond.
That is the perception of what should be done. But what should happen? And what will actually happen in reality?
The Rockets are currently a fringe playoff team, hanging onto the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. With their current roster, they are a first- or second-round playoff team.
To make the next step and become a contender in the West, a significant move will have to be made.
The easiest place to make an upgrade is at the power forward position. Patrick Patterson, the current starting 4-man, is the least entrenched starter on the roster.
Power forward is also the position with plenty of available alternatives with guys like Josh Smith, Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Andrea Bargnani, Carlos Boozer and Kevin Garnett ...
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