1 Rockets trade target at every position to consider

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The 2023-24 NBA season has been fun to watch. We've seen up-and-coming young teams like the Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, and Orlando Magic, while proven, battle-tested teams like the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets still remain viable threats in their respective conferences.

Some of the older teams that have been contenders in the past, such as the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers, appear to have regressed in a major way, considering that both teams were in the Western Conference Finals just last season. Many teams will look to the February 8th trade deadline to bolster their roster, and several have already gotten started.

Hell, some teams didn't even wait for the season to start before they started wheeling and dealing, as the Milwaukee Bucks added Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers, the Boston Celtics traded for Kristaps Porzingis from the Washington Wizards, and the Phoenix Suns capitalized on the Wizards' fire sale and added Bradley Beal (although that hasn't quite gone to plan, as Beal has missed 24 of the Suns' 42 games).

The 20-22 Houston Rockets should use the trade deadline to bolster their roster and address their needs.

Speaking of fire sales, we've seen much of the same from the Toronto Raptors after the season got kicked off, as they dealt OG Anunoby to the New York Knicks and traded star forward Pascal Siakam to the Indiana Pacers just last week. Both teams hope to be contenders and sought to add players they deemed necessary to help get them there.

The Rockets, who have lost seven of their last 10 games, figure to do much of the same. On the following slides, we'll take a look at one player at each position that rhe Rockets would be wise to pursue ahead of this year's trade deadline, starting with the backcourt.