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Houston Rockets: 3 players to avoid trading for

Andre Drummond #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives with the ball as Nikola Vucevic #9 and Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic defend (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
Andre Drummond #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives with the ball as Nikola Vucevic #9 and Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic defend (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
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Andre Drummond #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives with the ball as Nikola Vucevic #9 and Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic defend (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
Andre Drummond #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives with the ball as Nikola Vucevic #9 and Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic defend (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

The NBA trade deadline brings forth a litany of reports and speculation, some of which are credible while others are later proven to be inaccurate. The Houston Rockets, who face big decisions regarding their future, have also been in the rumor mill as a team that intends to be active on Thursday.

The Rockets’ 2020-21 season hasn’t gone nearly as planned, as they started the season with Russell Westbrook and James Harden on the roster and ultimately ended up dealing both MVPs elsewhere, at the request of the two players. In return, the Rockets got back John Wall and Victor Oladipo, along with a boatload of draft capital.

3 players the Houston Rockets must avoid trading for

The Rockets later dealt 3-point corner specialist P.J. Tucker to the Milwaukee Bucks, in a deal that netted the Rockets another first-round pick in 2021, giving the franchise three opening round picks in this year’s NBA Draft. With a plethora of draft picks at their disposal, along with the highly coveted Oladipo, who will also likely be dealt on Thursday, the Rockets have the ability to be picky, as it pertains to adding players.

This also means the Rockets must be willing to say no to adding players that may not fit the long-term vision of the team. With that being said, let’s take a look at three players that the Rockets have been linked to that they must remove from their desired list of targets.

Next: No. 3

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