Houston Rockets are willing to retool their roster as many players, such as PJ Tucker, Victor Oladipo and Eric Gordon, are in NBA teams’ radar ahead of the trade deadline.
According to Monday’s report by Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, Sterling Brown is among the players that could attract interest in a potential trade.
“Multiple league sources expect wing Sterling Brown to also garner interest. Regardless of who does and doesn’t get dealt, losing games should be Houston’s priority before starting a proper rebuild this offseason,” O’Connor wrote.
The 26-year-old is averaging 7.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 22.3 minutes per game this season, and he’s shooting a career-best 40.2 percent from beyond the arc.
Starting his career in Milwaukee, Brown evolved to an elite perimeter defender having inconsistencies shooting the ball year-in, year-out.
Considering that Houston (11-23) is on a 13-game losing streak with minimal possibility of entering the playoffs, Brown could be a trade asset due to his expiring contract, especially if the Rockets could take back draft compensation.