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3 reasons the Houston Rockets should want Tristan Thompson

Cleveland Cavaliers Tristan Thompson (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers Tristan Thompson (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Cleveland Cavaliers Tristan Thompson (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

With the Houston Rockets reportedly interested in Tristan Thompson, let’s take a look at three reasons the Rockets should want the Cleveland Cavaliers center.

The trade deadline is finally upon us, and the Houston Rockets are rumored to be very active (surprise, surprise). We’ve heard about how Clint Capela could be on the move, as Rockets general manager has realized Capela is essentially the key to landing the prized 3-and-D player the Rockets want, although there are several other options that would allow the Rockets to keep Capela.

The Rockets have reportedly been in trade talks with the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks, and you’d have to think they’ll be in contact with more teams over the next 48 hours. Since the Rockets are so adamant about trading Capela, they’ll need a backup center once Capela is moved, because Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni has decided to avoid Isaiah Hartenstein like the plague, which is a head-scratcher to say the least.

The Rockets’ target at center post-Capela is reportedly Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson.

Toronto, Houston and Dallas are among teams interested in Tristan Thompson, per @AmicoHoops

— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) February 3, 2020

We previously mentioned Thompson as a trade option for the Houston Rockets fairly recently, so it’s interesting that he’s become a target after all. With the Rockets’ sights being set on the former Texas Longhorn, let’s take a look at three reasons why the Rockets should want Thompson. As Thompson essentially does some of the same things as Capela, we’ll do a compare and contrast for the purposes of this slide show.

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