NBA Trade Deadline 2023 – what will the Houston Rockets do?

With the NBA Trade Deadline approaching, the leaders of the 30 franchises are busy making the necessary transfers before the fateful date of February 9. Of course, each team’s situation is different, and it is precisely for this reason that we want make special deadline paper by franchise. Presenting issues, issues to watch, intentions in the transfer market… we explain it all to you. On the menu today, the Houston Rockets


Good last in the Western Conference (11 wins-37 losses), the Houston Rockets are the bad students of the NBA. The Texas franchise alternates between bad and mediocre and doesn’t give the impression of progress or a healthy future. In other words, it’s not all joy in Houston and Rockets fans should persevere with their woes while waiting for better days. 28th defensive rating (116.7), 29th offensive rating (109.1), the numbers are not going in the right direction. So yes, Jalen Green has been a hit lately, but individual performances like this are very rare. Too bad, because the paper has potential. It still needs to be used properly.

If the results of this year are very upset inside – Stephen Silas continues to see his place in danger – the Rockets do not forget their reconstruction project and will undoubtedly move on February 9, in search of one or many draft pick.


The Rockets want to be free cover space, the Rockets want picks back, and the Rockets want players back in the draft. Everything leads us to believe thatEric Gordon is (finally) on his way. The guard, who has wanted out of Texas since the 17th century, was unhappy with his final seasons in H-Town. Because of the end of James Harden’s era and therefore the end of competitiveness, friend Rico drags his misery and can no longer play counselors. His last outing, in which he criticized the lack of progress of his young colleagues, was not satisfactory. The point of no return will be reached.

The 34-year-old fullback, who shoots 12.2 points per game (34% success from the parking lot), has the perfect veteran profile off the bench. Shooter, experienced, and a good defender, EG can be of great service to any team playing at the top of the table. however, Gordon makes 19.5 million over the course of the season, with a final year at 20.5 million, a salary that could be problematic for some franchises. The Rockets, they will ask for a 1st round draft. The Lakers, the Bucks, the Suns or the Knicks will wear the number 10.


In terms of arrivals, Houston doesn’t expect a lot of people, except in the draft rounds. We know it’s a Wemby goal in Texas and all assets are good to get the Frenchie. But according to Eric Pincus of Bleacher ReportThe Rockets may be interested in adding a “young talent” in the back line. If the front office des Fusées observes and remains on the lookout for the market, the goal remains the same: to recover the choices, release cover space and make the right draft picks. Either way, the Rockets are open to offers and willing to do business. It’s up to Rafael Stone to move his pawns correctly.

Text source: HoopsHype, Spotrac, Basketball Reference, Bleacher Report, NBA

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