Bill Ingram of Hoopsworld is reporting that it’s “no secret” the Houston Rockets want to move one of their two first-round picks in this year’s draft (No. 14 or No. 16).
Apparently there’s a possibility that the Rockets have a trade lined up to move both the 16th pick and center Sam Dalembert to jump into the top 10.
At this point, however, it’s difficult to speculate where in the top 10 the Rockets could move to, especially with this trade proposal.
The Golden State Warriors, at No. 7, may choose to trade back, but with the addition of Andrew Bogut they likely won’t be in the market for a guy like Dalembert.
Detroit is another team that could conceivably move back, but the Pistons have a stud at center in Greg Monroe, so adding another center via trade doesn’t seem like the best option at this point.
Dalembert has expressed an interest in staying with the team, but if the Rockets could vault up in the lottery by moving him, they may pull the trigger.