NBA Trade Rumors: Rockets Eyeing Andre Drummond, Kelly Olynyk, Clint Capela, More

NBA Trade Rumors: Rockets Eyeing Andre Drummond, Kelly Olynyk, Clint Capela, More

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CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 30: Thaddeus Young #21 of the Toronto Raptors posts up against Andre Drummond #3 of the Chicago Bulls during the first half against at the United Center on January 30, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The Houston Rockets are in a position to battle for a playoff area, making them apparent prospects to be purchasers at the Feb. 8 NBA trade duedate.

In relatesto to what they’re looking for, Kelly Iko, Shams Charania, and Sam Amick of The Athletic reported that Houston is “exploring the center market” with an eye on enhancing “rim security,” discussing 4 names in specific.

“The Rockets, league sources stated, are likewise checkingout the center market, looking to boost their rim security. According to those sources, Houston is keeping tabs on Utah’s Kelly Olynyk, Atlanta’s Clint Capela, Chicago’s Andre Drummond and Portland’s Robert Williams III (who has fans throughout the present training personnel) amongst others.”

Houston currently has a star-in-the-making in 21-year-old center Alperen Şengün, who is averaging 21.9 points, 9.2 rebounds and 5.1 helps per videogame. However, the group might usage more depth down low behind Şengün as the group battles for the playoffs.

Currently, Houston is 22-24, great adequate for 11th in the Western Conference and one half-game back of the Utah Jazz for the last play-in competition area.

The Rockets gotin this season looking to complete after a 22-60 project the year before, including Fred VanVleet and Dillon Brooks through totallyfree firm and employing Ime Udoka as their next head coach. Houston has currently matched its win amountto from last year with 36 videogames still staying.

The group hasactually been in a bit of a downturn recently, . After a 13-9 begin, Houston hasactually gone simply 11-15 because. The Rockets have the skill to make the playoffs, however they might usage some reinforc

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