NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on the Houston Rockets, Will Barton and More

December 21st, 2016 by Andy Bailey Leave a reply »

There are plenty of potential reasons behind players finding their way into the NBA's trade rumor mill. Three different ones are on display this week.

For the Houston Rockets, an injury to starting center Clint Capela has necessitated their perusal of the big-man market.

Discord may force the Sacramento Kings to explore their options with Arron Afflalo (as they might with DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay as well).

And finally, solid play may have some teams calling upon the Denver Nuggets to see whether Will Barton might be available for the right price.

Whatever the reasons, the rumor mill always seems to churn on. We'll see if it picks up enough speed to actually get any of these guys moved in the coming weeks.


Rockets in the Market for a Big Man?

Starting alongside assist machine James Harden, Capela was having a career year in his third season in the NBA.

Before suffering a broken fibula, he was averaging 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks (17.4 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per 36 minutes) while shooting 64.0 percent fro ...

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