7 players the Houston Rockets can land through trade exceptions

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6. Jordan McRae

Washington Wizards guard Jordan McRae would be a welcome addition for a Rockets team which is fairly thin at the guard spot behind Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Eric Gordon.

Sure the Rockets have rookie fan-favorite Chris Clemons, but Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni has had no qualms about the fact that he doesn’t necessarily like the idea of playing the rookie.

At 6-foot-5, McRae has the size to play guard or forward, which is a welcome addition for a Rockets team lacking size. On top of that, the 28-year-old is shooting a scorching 42.2 percent `from downtown this season and is a career 38.4 percent shooter from 3-point range.

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Although the fourth-year guard is averaging 13.3 points per game, the Wizards are clearly in rebuilding mode and could use the additional draft picks. On top of that, McRae is set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season, which could spell doom for Washington.

As McRae is making $1.6 million this season, the Rockets could use their $1.62 million dollar trade exception they acquired in the James Ennis trade they made with the Philadelphia 76ers last season. McRae is currently having his best year from a player efficiency standpoint, as his PER is 16.7, which would instantly become the fifth-best on the Houston Rockets.

Considering Washington’s current state, McRae seems like a real possibility for the Houston Rockets.

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