7 players the Houston Rockets should target on the buyout market

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With the Houston Rockets having both the cap space and roster space to be active on the buyout market, let’s take a look at seven potential buyout targets.

The Houston Rockets were very successful at the trade deadline, as they landed Robert Covington, who they had long pursued and felt was a better fit for their desired style of play than Clint Capela. It didn’t take long for Covington to showcase his talents, as he made a tremendous difference in his first game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Aside from just Covington, the Houston Rockets were able to reel in Bruno Caboclo, who has the ability to provide the Rockets with size, defense, and yet another 3-point shooter. In spite of these acquisitions, the Rockets are reportedly seeking to add additional depth, especially at the center position, which brings us to the buyout market.

The Rockets currently have two additional roster spots and are $5.6 million under the luxury tax threshold, which means they have the opportunity to be very active on the buyout market. We’ve previously covered Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams as a possible buyout target, but the Charlotte Hornets have already released him and he’s expected to join the Milwaukee Bucks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

We’ve also previously mentioned Kyle O’Quinn as a potential buyout option, as he’s stuck at the end of the rotation for the Philadelphia 76ers and is in the final year of his contract. We’ve also previously covered Tristan Thompson as a buyout option, but reports have it that he won’t be getting bought out after all, according to David Aldridge of The Athletic.

With the Rockets having both the cap space and the roster space to be active on the buyout market, let’s take a look at seven potential options for the Rockets to pursue.

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