Houston Rockets are expected to be active ahead of the NBA trade deadline on March 25th, as they could try to retool their roster, after the James Harden blockbuster trade.
According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, the Rockets are not willing to trade veteran players for draft assets to have better draft odds the next offseason.
The Rockets have no interest, according to an individual familiar with the team’s thinking, in pursuing their version of “The Process,” by trading off veterans to collect assets and losses that could help lottery chances.
As Feigen reports, the team’s front office hasn’t lost its belief in the current core as many key players, such as Christian Wood, are expected to return in action after the All-Star Break.
Houston finished the first part of the 2020/21 season campaign with a 13-game losing streak having the second (11-23) worst record in the Western Conference.
Several NBA teams have reportedly expressed interest in the franchise’s veteran core including PJ Tucker, Victor Oladipo, and Eric Gordon.