1. Houston Rockets land Enes Kanter & Robert Williams III for P.J. Tucker
This one is just wishful thinking, as no interest has been expressed from the Boston Celtics regarding P.J. Tucker to public knowledge, but this one requires a look at the bigger picture. While at the moment Enes Kanter is a better player than Robert Williams, the potential on him is pretty high.
From watching his play in the NBA bubble, he is an athletic center and has explosive tendencies. Williams did well on the court with the likes of Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart, so one can only imagine what Harden and Westbrook could do with him.
Houston is in desperate need of youth and at 22-years-of-age Williams is on the come up. And of course, Houston has Hakeem Olajuwon waiting to mentor the big man.
Enes Kanter was thrown in to balance out the salaries in the trade, but this makes sense because he fills the center position for Houston and is one of Westbrook’s favorite teammates from their Oklahoma City Thunder days.
With Boston being abundant at the center position with the likes of Daniel Theis, Vincent Poirier, and Tacko Fall, it is a situation where they do not have much to lose. Also acquiring Tucker could help the young leaders Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown take the next step.
These are several potential trades that would work for a disgruntled P.J. Tucker to multiple contenders that would still cater to Harden and Westbrook and could help Houston take down the other contenders out West.