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Houston Rockets Daily Rocket Science: Would acquiring Rudy Gay be worth it?

Nov 6, 2015; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay (8) goes up for a layup between Houston Rockets guard Marcus Thornton (10), forward Trevor Ariza (1), guard James Harden (13) and center Clint Capela (15) during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Houston Rockets defeated the Sacramento Kings 116-110. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2015; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay (8) goes up for a layup between Houston Rockets guard Marcus Thornton (10), forward Trevor Ariza (1), guard James Harden (13) and center Clint Capela (15) during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Houston Rockets defeated the Sacramento Kings 116-110. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
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Rudy Gay is still supposedly on the Rockets’ radar, but would he be worth the cost?

The issue with acquiring Rudy Gay, in my opinion, would not be whether or not he would fit well with the Houston Rockets. Rather, it’d be about if he would be likely to stay in Houston for a few years or not. It’s nice that he would come at a cheap price due to the one year left on his contract, but that means the Rockets could end up trading away permanent pieces for a one-year rental.

There have been no developments to the story since it was reported that the Rockets were interested in a deal with the Sacramento Kings, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the deal has fallen through.

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Danial Zepeda of Space City Scoop wrote a piece arguing that trading for Gay would be a smart move on Houston’s part, citing his ability to play both ways, giving the Rockets a much needed focus on defense. He also has varied offensive skill set, allowing him to run the break or finish on the break.

"With Rudy Gay coming off the bench, the Rockets could bring in one of the best second units in the league that closely matches the offensive power of the starters. D’Anotni would have Gordon at the three-point line waiting to knock down treys,   on the inside with the ability to make a post move or knock down a mid-range jumper and Rudy Gay in charge of it all as a point-forward. Nene Hilario"

Adding Gay would bolster the Rockets bench, which is already poised to be one of the best in the league. After an eventful offseason, Houston’s second unit could have the scoring potential of some teams’ starters. GM Daryl Morey sat down with Kevin Arnovitz of TrueHoop Podcast to discuss his team’s moves this offseason and how they will bring value to the organization.

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To wrap up on a non-trade related subject, Victoria Nguyen of The Score wrote that James Harden has been working hard this summer with his endorsement companies. He most recently suited up as a BodyArmor employee for the day. He showed up at a Kroger and a recreation center to pass out samples, much to the delight of unsuspecting shoppers and local hoopers. If the Beard has worked on his game as much as he’s worked on his endorsements, the Rockets should be in good shape for this season.

Stay tuned to Space City Scoop for updates on what company Harden works at next as well as on what the team ends up doing with the Rudy Gay situation.

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