Houston Rockets Moving Dalembert, #16?
The Houston Rockets have made no secret of the fact that they would like to move their two first round picks, either as part of a bigger move that lands a key player in Houston or as a way of moving into the top 10 in this draft class. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, they may have found a way to move one of those picks.
Samuel Dalembert says all the right things in talking about wanting to be back in Houston, but his relationship with Rockets head coach Kevin McHale could have been better, and partially because of that, he is no longer considered to be in the Rockets’ long-term plans. The fact that he can become a free agent in July makes him an attractive trade piece, either for a team looking for a decent starting center, or for a team looking to create cap space.
From the sounds of things, Houston has found a way to use Dalembert as a means to move the #16, though the source did not reveal the other team involved in the trade. Stay tuned to HOOPSWORLD to follow this developing story.