2 players who could be available for the Rockets due to the James Harden trade

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2. Furkan Korkmaz

Furkan Korkmaz has been clamoring for a change of scenery dating back to last season and was hoping to be thrown into Tuesday's deal. The Clippers simply didn't have the same level of interest.

The Rockets could nab Korkmaz in a deal centered around Victor Oladipo and additional salary filler from the Sixers by way of Danuel House. This should be tempting for Rockets GM Rafael Stone, as the Rockets have made just 29.3 percent of their triples this season.

As if this wasn't obviously dismal enough, this puts the Rockets at 27th in the league.

Korkmaz made 39.1 percent of his long-range attempts in 2022-23, although his playing time reduced to just 9.5 minutes per contest, which was a drastic regression from the 21.1 minutes he received in the previous season.

This was bound to happen after the Sixers added De'Anthony Melton and Jalen McDaniels, which led to an open competition for minutes that left him on the outside looking in. Korkmaz is a career 35.7 percent shooter and would give the Rockets another shooting threat outside of Reggie Bullock (who hasn't exactly impressed thus far).

The Turkish guard would also embrace being a reserve and providing a shooting spark off the bench, as that's exactly what he did for seven seasons in Philadelphia. And seeing how his contract expires at the end of the season, it would be a worthy short-term commitment for the Rockets.