As the Houston Rockets continue to fill out their roster for the 2018-19 season, here are three forwards the team can trade for.
It seems like just a week ago the Rockets were dueling with Golden State in the Western Conference Finals. Yet, here we are, less than one month away from the 2018-19 season.
Houston’s roster has undergone a few changes in the offseason. They lost two important rotational players, Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute, in free agency. In order to fill the ensuing gap at forward, the Rockets signed Carmelo Anthony and James Ennis. Ennis is capable on defense, but he isn’t quite the lockdown defender that Ariza and Mbah a Moute are. And Melo has and will always be known for his offensive skills.
The Rockets obviously have elite guards and a great center, but they need to acquire a two-way forward in order to have a good shot at making the Finals. Most of the best wings have already been signed, so Houston will have to acquire one via a trade.
Keep in mind that some of the players on this list cannot be traded due to restrictions. For example, Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss can’t be traded in combination with other players until Oct. 31 because the Rockets received both Knight and Chriss in a trade while they were over the salary cap. Michael Carter-Williams can’t be traded until Dec. 15 because he recently signed with the team as a free agent this past summer.
With that covered, let’s hop into three trades that could land the Houston Rockets a two-way wing.
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