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Rockets: 3 trades to send P.J. Tucker to the Bucks

Houston Rockets P.J. Tucker (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets P.J. Tucker (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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D.J. Augustin #12 of the Milwaukee Bucks (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
D.J. Augustin #12 of the Milwaukee Bucks (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Houston Rockets trade #2

In this trade, the Rockets would receive the aforementioned DiVincenzo, along with veteran guard D.J. Augustin, who recently inked a three-year deal with Milwaukee. The verbiage on Augustin’s contract would allow the Rockets to cut ties with him after next season, as the final year isn’t guaranteed.

The flip side of acquiring Augustin is that he could become another tradeable asset down the line, as the Rockets don’t exactly have a long-term need for a 33-year-old guard, with them being in a clear rebuilding stage. Augustin is set to make just $7 million next season, which could intrigue a contending team.

The other piece in this trade is D.J. Wilson, the 25-year-old big man who enters restricted free agency at the end of the season. The 6-foot-10 big man could be a long-term fit with the Rockets, in part due to his age and the Rockets’ constant need for an additional big.

Wilson has developed a respectable 3-point shot, as he’s shooting nearly 35 percent from deep this season, on 2.3 attempts, but isn’t a part of Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer’s rotation, as he’s averaging just 9 minutes per contest. In this trade, the Bucks land Tucker and Danuel House, the latter of which would help make up for the lost shooting and scoring from DiVincenzo.

Next: No. 1

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