1. Rockets convince Blazers to part with Malcolm Brogdon
Jake Fischer mentioned the Rockets were interested in the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, but the Trail Blazers want him to stay in Portland. Brogdon was acquired in the Jrue Holiday trade and would be a fantastic veteran mentor for their young guards. The Blazers do not want to take minutes away from them, which could lead to a trade before the deadline.
Brogdon is the perfect combination of shooting, scoring, playmaking, and ball-handling. He helped the Celtics reach the conference finals last season, but what will Houston offer?
The Trail Blazers are holding out for a larger return, and the Rockets can afford to give them one. Do the two sides link up on a deal? It depends on what Portland decides to do.
The Houston Rockets are motivated to improve, but can they get back to the playoffs? It will take acquiring another significant upgrade like Malcolm Brogdon. He was the best sixth man last season, and would seamlessly fit in running Houston’s second unit.
Can the Rockets trade Victor Oladipo for a meaningful rotation piece? It is all about finding the right deal that fits their roster. Expect Houston to explore the market and do not be surprised to see a few more rumors before the trade goes down.