Grade the trade: Rockets add championship big man in swap with Bucks

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Why the Rockets would be enamored with the deal

The title of Hiptoro's trade article reeks of deception. Take a look for yourself.

"Houston Rockets Kevin Porter Trade Deal To The Milwaukee Bucks Under Consideration."

The title is true in theory, as the Rockets would certainly consider this deal.

For starters, the Bucks would be getting robbed in this deal. The draft pick alone is very enticing, as Porter isn't worth a top-five protected future first. 

For the Rockets, the deal gives them a veteran big man who has won a title and has also been a part of other championship runs. Not to mention that Bobby Portis is still just 27-years-old and just averaged 14.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, 49.6 percent from the field, 37 percent from deep (3.7 attempts), 55.5 percent on two-pointers, and 57.5 percent true shooting.

In addition, this deal would allow Amen Thompson to carve out a larger role, as he'd be the primary reserve point guard. It would also allow Thompson to play in lineups alongside Jalen Green and Fred VanVleet, the latter of which can thrive in an off-ball role.

And let's not forget about Grayson Allen, the other player coming to Houston in this deal. Allen has made right at 40 percent of his threes in each of the last two seasons while averaging 61 percent true shooting in the process, in addition to being a double-digit scorer in each of the last three seasons.

In short, the Rockets would add both veterans and shooters, which is important for a team that ranked dead last in 3-point shooting last season.

Again, the Bucks surely don't think Porter is worth this much but it would be an easy deal for the Rockets to accept, if it was offered.