As the Houston Rockets brace themselves for the start of training camp, they'll need to round out their roster, as they still have several holes. At the top of that list is 3-point shooting.
And with just one vacant roster spot, the Rockets will likely need to make a trade in order to address that need. The Rockets could run into issues on this front, as they don't have many large contracts to offer as trade filler, since most of their roster is heavily consumed by players on rookie deals.
Buddy Hield would address the Rockets' shooting deficit
On Wednesday, Indiana Pacers sharpshooter Buddy Hield became available in a trade, as Hield and the Pacers were unable to come to terms on a contract extension heading into the final year of his deal. The Pacers reportedly made Hield an offer that made him feel undesired, meaning the number was significantly lower than what he would've wanted or was anticipating.
And with Hield being a potential rental, the Pacers' leverage is somewhat compromised in a trade, unless he extends with the team that acquires him or makes it known that he's at least open to inking a new deal with said team. For the Rockets, a team that has hopes and ambitions of being a contender in the challenging Western Conference, landing Hield would make a world of a difference.
With that being said, let's take a look at a deal that could be reached between the Pacers and the Rockets.