With the Rockets at 40-13, their best 53-game start in franchise history, this could be the quietest Rockets deadline in years. However, with Daryl Morey as the GM, anything could happen.
Before Deadline Day
TDS contributor and ESPN 97.5’s Kelly Iko says the team could deal Ryan Anderson
Sources: #Rockets quietly gauging league-wide interest in F Ryan Anderson ahead of Thursday’s deadline. Anderson is in the second year of a 4-year, $80million deal.— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) February 5, 2018
Kelly Iko reports that Rockets could be active for buyout-market centers Tyson Chandler and Dewayne Dedmon
In regards to #Rockets pursuit of center depth, Tyson Chandler and Dewayne Dedmon names to watch. PHX reportedly seeking 2nd-rounder; ATL seeking late-first. Also buyout candidates if deals aren't struck by 2PM Thursday deadline.— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) February 8, 2018
7:49 a.m. - Bobby Marks says Rockets’ second-round pick could be active in talks
Some 2nd rd. picks to keep an eye on today:— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) February 8, 2018
Denver- 48, 60
OKC- 52, 58
Philly- 37, 42, 47 and 59
2:00 p.m. - Deadline has passed with the Rockets standing pat. This is the first trade deadline in Daryl Morey’s tenure where he has not made a move on Deadline Day.
2:11 p.m. - David Aldridge says Rockets could go after Joe Johnson, who was traded from the Utah Jazz to the Sacramento Kings today in a three-team deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Johnson will likely be bought out by the Kings.
Rockets have been, and are, very interested in Joe Johnson as a potential add, and have been working on the assumption that he’d be available one way or the other after trade deadline, per source.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 8, 2018
Today, we are tracking down the rumors and trades leading up to the 2 PM CT deadline. We will update this page as rumors begin to fly and the day progresses. Continue the conversation in the comments below.