Wednesday night's Houston Rockets 110-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder exhibited a key trend by the Rockets this season. The victory continued the Rockets' dominance at home this season, as they moved to 9-1 in the Toyota Center.
(Let's not talk about their record on the road).
The Rockets received stellar play from Aaron Holiday, one of their reserve guards, as the youngest of the Holiday brothers was almost flawless from long-range (6-of-7) and finished with 22 points (second on the team).
Holiday has averaged 6.4 points, 48.1 percent from the field, 35.9 percent from three (on a career-high 2.6 attempts), 85.7 percent from the foul line, and 58.5 percent true shooting (career-high) on just 18.1 minutes.
Holiday has been a hell of a bargain for the Rockets, who inked him on a veteran-minimum deal this summer.
Thank God for Holiday's contributions, because the other reserve free agent acquisition, Reggie Bullock, has been a bit of a dud. Bullock has had the reputation of a 3-point sniper who can defend and.....well....we haven't quite seen that this season.
As a matter of fact, Bullock isn't even in Rockets coach Ime Udoka's rotation, as he's averaged just 9.2 minutes per contest. And truthfully, that may be too many.
Rockets may not be stuck with Reggie Bullock after all.
Bullock is shooting just 30.8 percent from three and 33.3 percent from the field. The Rockets have reportedly added Bullock to the trade block but could find it difficult to land a good return for the 11-year veteran.
In other words, the Rockets could very well be stuck with the 32-year-old.
However, Bleacher Report's Zach Buckley has a solution for Bullock and the Rockets: trade him to the Boston Celtics.
Buckley stated, "If the Celtics don't want to part with legitimate trade chips to fill what would likely be a niche role, then a clearance-priced flier on Bullock might be a viable alternative. He's hardly hit the hardwood in Houston, but he's still a willing defender who owns a career 38.3 percent perimeter splash rate."
If the Celtics want Bullock and are willing to part with a second-round pick to reel him in, this would be a no-brainer for Rockets GM Rafael Stone. And it would give Bullock a much-needed fresh start and an opportunity to play for a legitimate championship contender.