The Houston Rockets’ least appealing trade targets for Tucker
The worst of the three would have to be the Lakers. Who would they give up? With the Rockets asking price apparently pretty high, with the desire to have a young, talented piece in return, I don’t see the Lakers offering anything close to Houston’s desires.
Maybe you could talk yourself into a Talen Horton-Tucker trade, but that’s about it, as far as developmental pieces the Rockets are reportedly looking for. And if that’s it, I’ll pass.
With that being said, team two would have to be the Bucks. They, like all of the three teams, also lack the draft capital desired after acquiring Jrue Holiday this offseason from the Pelicans, but they do have young, talented, and desirable pieces.
For starters, they could offer D.J. Wilson, who would offer Houston tremendous size and upside at 6’10” and 25 years-of-age next to Christian Wood for the next few years. Or maybe the rookie from Louisville Jordan Nwora who had an excellent collegiate career that could contribute to the pros if given the right chance.
Now, if those two are off the table, then Bobby Portis would be just as good an option honestly, with excellent size at the position in his own right.
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