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Identifying several trade packages for Rockets’ veteran P.J. Tucker

P.J. Tucker #17 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
P.J. Tucker #17 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets P.J. Tucker (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

2. Miami Heat trade Kelly Olynyk to the Houston Rockets for P.J. Tucker

This trade primarily stems from the Miami Heat’s apparent interest in Tucker. After reviewing the Heat’s roster there are not too many realistic options that Miami would give up for Tucker that would be worth Houston’s consideration.

Duncan Robinson would make a great addition to the Houston Rockets, but ideally, Miami would hang on to him. Which brings us to the clean swap of Tucker and Kelly Olynyk.

Houston could go for the younger and taller true center in Olynyk and not sacrifice the three-ball. Coming off the bench for Miami this past season, Kelly shot a percentage of 40.6 from the perimeter.

While Olynyk is not the crafty defender that Tucker has proven to be, he eliminates the mismatch problem the Rockets struggled with in the playoffs and Miami would also get the player they want.

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