10 players the Rockets can add through trade exceptions
Houston Rockets trade target #7: Ryan Arcidiacono
Ryan Arcidiacono might be the most unknown name on this list, but his value is unquestioned, as he’s averaged 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists per 36 minutes, which is an all-around game that the Rockets could use. The 26-year-old guard is also shooting 40 percent from long-range, improving upon his 2019-20 campaign in which he made 39.1 percent of his triples.
Ryan Arcidiacono is a closer.@nbcschicago | #RunWithUs pic.twitter.com/hFo8iswnEB
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) December 5, 2019
Arcidiacono’s offensive rating has also been off the charts, as he’s averaged 123 points per 100 possessions. The 6-foot-3 point guard is currently buried on the depth chart on the Chicago Bulls, who will surely be selling, as they’re 10-15 and 11th in the Eastern Conference.
Arcidiacono is averaging just 10.7 minutes per night, which could easily double on the Rockets, especially considering the amount of injuries that have crept up on the team lately. In addition, his crafty ability to score would be a welcome addition for the Rockets.
Ryan Arcidiacono uses the ball fake for the score! #BullsNation
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— NBA (@NBA) November 13, 2019
Arcidiacono is making just 3 million this season, meaning Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone wouldn’t have to use the James Harden TPE and could use either the Austin Rivers exception or the Clint Capela TPE to acquire him. In addition, Arcidiacono is on an expiring deal, which would give the Rockets even more flexibility after this season.
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