After failing to address their long-range shooting woes in the offseason, the Houston Rockets have been seeking to solve their struggles from 3-point land. According to reports, the Rockets have set their sights on New York Knicks 3-point extraordinaire Quentin Grimes, who starred at nearby University of Houston.
Grimes has grown disgruntled in the Big Apple after losing his starting job to Donte DiVincenzo. And falling out of favor with Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau surely doesn't help the cause.
The 23-year-old Grimes ia a career 38.1 percent shooter and is shooting 37.1 percent from deep in 2023-24. Interestingly enough, this is a career low, which goes to show how good of a shooter he's been.
According to rumors, the Rockets and Knicks recently spoke about a deal involving Grimes and the asking price was....well, let's just say lofty.
Latest rumor involving Jalen Green and the Rockets is non-sensical.
So Victor Oladipo (whose expiring $9.5 million holds value), Jeff Green (who has been a very good player for the Rockets this season), Reggie Bullock, and Jalen Green, for those keeping score at home. Bullock has been a DNP for much of the season, so him being included is fine.
Granted, this trade wouldn't be possible, as the Rockets would be shelling out $39.9 million and bringing back $2.3 million in return, unless the Knicks found a third team or included Precious Achiuwa, Isaiah Hartenstein, and Evan Fournier.
Which wouldn't happen. For starters, Hartenstein has been valuable for the contending Knicks. Sure, he's on an expiring contract, but again, he's been pivotal for Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau.
He wouldn't be salary-filler in a trade.
Oh, and the Rockets wouldn't trade Jalen Green for Quentin Grimes. At least they shouldn't.
Grimes is a role player who provides value as a good shooter. Green has star potential and just averaged 22.1 points last season.
Sure, Green has had his fair share of struggles this season, which seem to have no end in sight. But that doesn't mean it's time to move him for a role player just yet.
Can we at least wait until his rookie deal is over?
And I know what you're thinking. Is this rumor even credible?
This social media account is constantly fed information from HoopsHype's Michael Scotto, who is certainly credible. Granted, the tweet doesn't mention Scotto specifically
But it's worth noting that the account does have legitimate sources.
And if this rumor has any legs, this would be foolish on the Rockets' part.