NBA Rumors: Five Trade Targets for the Houston Rockets This Summer

June 29th, 2010 by Patrick Harrel Leave a reply »
In the last few weeks the Rockets have been connected to everyone from Joe Johnson and Chris Bosh to Brad Miller in free agency. While Daryl Morey is certainly a smart general manager, the fact still remains that free agency in general is a crap shoot because of the number of moving parts that need to fall into place for a deal to go down. For this reason, Morey has chosen to upgrade the team primarily through trades, nabbing defensive dynamo Kyle Lowry and dynamite scorer Kevin Martin in consecutive years. With more assets and flexibility than they have had since the days of Hakeem Olajuwon, the possibility of the Rockets landing a star in a blockbuster seems higher than ever. Unfortunately, anything short of a superstar this off-season would be a disappointment. After years of disappointment in the Yao Ming-Tracy McGrady era, the Rockets have turned the page and transitioned into an era without a superstar. While having players like Kevin Martin and Luis Scola is nice, no team in recent years, other than perhaps the Detroit Pistons, has been very successful without a star. For that reason, it seems like now is the time to cash in all the trade chips and go for it all.Begin S ...

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