NBA Trade Rumors: 5 Players the Houston Rockets Could Target

November 13th, 2010 by Patrick Harrel Leave a reply »
With expectations seemingly at an all-time high, the Rockets fell on their face to start the season. Each game they played has been winnable in the fourth quarter, yet the Rockets have fallen to 2-6 and apathy has already seemed to set in for some fans. 

While the team is talented, the longer the Rockets struggle the more likely that this team is just not as good as people thought going into the year. Without a closer, the Rockets have struggled mightily at finishing games and they aren't talented enough to blow teams away in the first three quarters. 

Therefore, change is needed. As constituted, the team is likely good enough to make the playoffs but anything more than a brief stay in the postseason is unlikely. 

Luckily enough for the Rockets, Daryl Morey has all the pieces necessary to make a trade if one presents itself. With young players Jordan Hill, Chase Budinger and Aaron Brooks, expiring contracts Shane Battier and Jared Jeffries, and draft picks galore thanks to the February trade that netted the Rockets Kevin Martin, all of the components of any blockbuster trade are there if the Rockets want to go for it.

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