The Rockets may buy or trade for 2020 draft pick per GM Daryl Morey

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The Houston Rockets could be active during the offseason in order to acquire a 2020 draft pick per GM Daryl Morey, via the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen.

“We don’t currently have a pick, but we have a long history of buying them, which I think has a reasonable chance of happening,” Morey told Feigen. “We also might have a trade to trade [into the draft.]… We generally like to roster at least one [rookie] because I think it is smart to always have a developmental pipeline going.”

Mike D’Antony’s team has built its roster putting serious veteran presence around James Harden and Russell Westbrook, but they never opposed to the idea of selecting young pieces. As a result, the Rockets could explore their options during draft night as Daryl Morey suggested.

Denver currently owns the Rockets’ 2020 first rounder after Houston surrendered the pick in order to receive Robert Covington on Feb. 4.