Rockets expected to give up future assets to target more wing talent on trade market
The NBA’s trade season is drawing near, and several organizations around the league are already looking for ways to bolster their respective rosters. One such team is the Houston Rockets, who are reportedly interested in dealing away future assets to land a talented wing player.
The Rockets are willing to give up more future assets for roster help right now, league sources say. Houston will most likely target wing players on the market.
Houston has played well through the early stages of this season, posting a 15-7 overall record. James Harden leads the team in points (38.5) and steals (2.0), while Russell Westbrook, who was acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason, is leading in assists (7.4).
Exactly who the Rockets have their eye on remains to be seen. They’re likely looking for a wing player due to the fact that Gerald Green is currently out of commission as he rehabilitates a broken left foot. Green underwent surgery in late-October and was given a six month timetable.
The Rockets have won four of their last five games, including Saturday night’s 115-109 win over the Phoenix Suns. Harden scored 18 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter to lead his team to victory. Westbrook added 24 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, notching his third straight triple-double and sixth of this season.
Houston (15-7) will be back in action on Monday night, when they’ll serve as hosts to the Sacramento Kings (9-13). Tip-off inside the Toyota Center is set for 8:00 p.m. ET.