4 Dream trade deadline targets for Rockets (and what they'd cost)

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The Houston Rockets are clearly going to be buyers at the NBA trade deadline. In fact, the Rockets have been quite active in trade talks thus far.

The rumors have been flying left and right, which is par for the course around this time of the year. The Rockets reportedly want to make a splash move, as they're going shopping for superstars (depending on what and who you believe).

Granted, it's most likely that the Rockets make moves around the margins and address their needs via role players, which would likely be the best play, as they could address their shooting woes with players like AJ Griffin, Quentin Grimes, and/or Alex Burks, while addressing their need for a center with players like Kelly Olynyk, Clint Capela, and/or Robert Williams.

I wouldn't necessarily expect a superstar to be trading out his uniform for a Rockets uniform at the deadline, but let's envision a scenario in which that's not the case, since that's what the Rockets are hoping for, after all.

I picked four players who could be available, in addition to the likely cost of nabbing each player. Again, these deals won't be happening, as these players are long shots, for one reason or another.

But they'd be great fits in Houston.

Houston Rockets target #4. Dejounte Murray

Cost: Three first-round picks, Victor Oladipo, and Jock Landale

Dejounte Murray is arguably the biggest name on the trade market, as the 27-year-old two-way guard is having his best and most efficient season as a scorer (21.5 points, 47.2 percent from the field, and 56.8 true shooting percentage, which are all career-bests).

Murray has also gotten better from long-range, as he's made 38.3 percent of his triples (6.1 attempts), which is a notable improvement over last season, in which he made just 34.4 percent of his 3-pointers last season. Murray is a good facilitator and could play with either Jalen Green or Fred VanVleet, due to Murray's ability to shoot and facilitate. 

And Murray is a tenacious defender. Imagine a defensive trio of VanVleet, Murray, and Dillon Brooks. 

My Lord.