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Breaking Down the Houston Rockets' Best Trade Bait
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After their most recent win over the New York Knicks, the Houston Rockets find themselves at a crossroads for this 2012-13 season.

Sure, it's still early, but it's time to start thinking about making a push for contender status to avoid slowly fading into mediocrity with the current makeup of the roster.

The argument can certainly be made that the current roster is suited to compete with any team in basketball, but most contenders don't mind adding a piece or two before making a championship run (Rasheed Wallace, Pau Gasol both come to mind).

That being said, the Rockets have some trade pieces on their roster with which to play around with. From outstanding draft picks to layers currently with the Rio Grande Vipers, Houston has the talent and assets to make a run at players that might come available.

Here's a look at the team's best trade assets and what kind of talent each might pull.

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