NBA Free Agency Speculation: Could Dwight and Deron Still Team Up…in Houston?

June 26th, 2012 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey is nothing if not ambitious. A pioneer of statistical analysis in the NBA, Morey has never been afraid to take creative (if not drastic) measures to build a winner, as he nearly did last December when Pau Gasol was slated for H-Town as part of the original Chris Paul trade.

Trying to pull in two superstars of Dwight Howard and Deron Williams' caliber is another story entirely, a two-part coup of the sort that even Pat Riley would appreciate.

But, it appears as though that's exactly what Morey is now trying to do.

According to Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated, the Rockets have sent Chase Budinger and the rights to Lior Eliyahu to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for the 18th-overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft. Houston already owns the 14th and 16th selections and may well look to acquire more and/or better ones in the days to come, using Kyle Lowry and Kevin Martin as trade bait.

The intent, it would seem, is to stockpile enough quality picks in an attempt to entice the Orlando Magic to part ways with their prized-but-indecisive center, whose relationships with the franchise and Diet Pepsi ...

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