Here's the thing though, after Dwight Howard gets traded there will be 0 superstars who could potentially request a trade. Guys like Durant, Rose, Griffin, and Wall are all on still on their rookie scale contracts and they aren't going anywhere anytime soon. The only guy I can see getting traded that is going to be elite is Russel Westrbrook after OKC realizes that he and Durant together aren't going to work out in the long haul since Westbrook is more scorer than passer (not to mention he turns the ball over like steve francis used to). Even if Wesbrook is on the block we wouldn't have the pieces to give back that would make sense for their team. I say continue to rebuild and see what we have with our own guys before we start to water at the mouth thinking about what superstars are available.
People are saying we should trade Kevin Martin and Luis Scola and I agree. Question is: who want them and does that team have something we covet? Well, what do we even covet? We covet a legit center and or future/current superstar. For the reason I stated above we won't even use current superstars. Here are a couple examples of what I think we could do.
Wanna trade Martin? A team reported to be interested is the Timberwolves. If they want Martin they have to give me Derrick Williams and whatever comes with him. I prefer a future 1st rounder and maybe Nikola Pekovic. Throw Chase Budinger in there and maybe even Chandler Parsons.
Wanna trade Scola? We could trade him to like a New Orleans team who needs a PF since the departure of David West. We could trade Scola and Hasheem Thabeet for newly acquired Chris Kaman or Emeka Okafor depending on how well Thabeet has progressed and whether or not wants Okafor or Kaman after the season.
Keep in mind those are just examples so don't roast me if you happen to disagree. I am just showing the direction the Rockets are headed at the moment and that we have a 1% chance of landing a free agent superstar or trading for an unhappy one. Discuss.....
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