According to @WojYahooNBA, the Rockets have traded Samuel Dalembert and the 14th pick to the Milwaukee Bucks for the 12th pick, Jon Brockman, Jon Leur, and Shaun Livingston.
The Rockets now own the 12th, 16th, and 18th picks in Thursday’s NBA Draft. All signs show the team will not stop at these three picks, but instead will try and move up significantly.
The Rockets have been rumored to be in hot pursuit of Dwight Howard, but names like Josh Smith, Eric Gordon, and even Pau Gasol are hovering around the teams overall goal.
The trade is smart and safe as the Rockets do not have large financial commitments, and while Brockman and Leur currently hold modest contracts, Livingston is owed $3.5 million but can be waived if needed.
The Rockets have so far been the most proactive team in its quest for adding a superstar, whether it is an established one, or one early through the draft.
As each day passes, the Rockets inch closer to a resolution. Daryl Morey is in for a sleepless night ahead, as Thursday may turn into a franchise defining night for the Rockets.