Rockets need a Power Forward. It doesn't matter if he's GREAT. As long as he's young. As long as he's good. Trade him for a better paperclip next year.
Let's cut to the chase. You want to know which ANALYSIS type really broke through the fog.
Instead of finding the player that's available, let's cut it down to teams willing to trade. Less cross referencing targets.
Instead of finding whether or not the player is unhappy, let's check whether their development curve is parallel to their team's development curve.
For instance, the Clippers had to pull out all the stops to keep Chris Paul. If he doesn't make it to the WCF. Even if he does make it but fails at the WCF, will he want to leave. He's at the point in his career where he can't wait for Blake and DJ to get their act together. Another first round exit ensures that Chris Paul will sell his house in LA. He's already made the 'pre-press" releases saying that he wants to spend more time with his son. Retire. LOL. Derek Fisher style. Easy way to swap teams. If Clippers want to retain CP3, their going to need another CENTER, one with a post defense, and an older more WCF experienced PF. It's almost impossible for the rockets to insert themselves into this trade and pluck Blake out but as far as "thought-rails" go, this one has a high yield rate.
In fact, all the hungry stepsister-NBA teams are in the same desperate position. The Way-Over-Cap-must-win-so-change-roster-to-appease-superstar NBA teams.
As far as pieces go, only the Nets, Heat, Wolves, OKC, and the Blazers have suitable PFs.
The more those teams go full-on re-roster, the better it is for the Rockets. A bad season will make them more desperate.
Only the Nets, Wolves and the Blazers have any chance of that happening.
Pull the trigger early on a Pelican-Ryan Anderson trade (the Jrue Holiday/Lopez upcoming disaster will make them WANT Asik/Beverley like a dog wants BONES)------
Wait for next year and opportunistically vulture the assets left over from the inevitable scramble of "cusp" teams who wrongly think that one BIG DARING move is what separates them from reaching Nirvana.
I personally love Beverley's game but the I don't think he's that important to the Rockets. His position could be fulfilled with a multitude of 3 and D guards. Sefolosha, Shumpert, etc. If the Pelicans want Asik/Beverley for Ryan Anderson/Jason Smith?
I would do it in a HEARTBEAT. Jason Smith is relatively unknown but his mid-range game is super-similar to Elton Brand (GOOD) and he's YOUNG.
I personally think that package is too tempting for Morey to pass up. The temptation to win it all this year is too great. The chances are way too low that next year's Lebron InDecision Madness will result in anything good for the Rockets.