NBA Trade Rumors: Teams That Desperately Need to Add

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIFebruary 8, 2013

The Rockets are one piece away from being a great team.
The Rockets are one piece away from being a great team.Scott Halleran/Getty Images

The NBA trade deadline is just a couple of weeks away, and several teams are looking frantically for some new additions to improve their rosters before the playoffs begin.

Big names are rumored to be moving soon, and there are several teams that would love a star player to help their team out.  Here are a few teams that badly need that star player.


Houston Rockets

The Rockets may have big names in both Jeremy Lin and James Harden, but they are a team that is on the bubble in terms of making the playoffs.

According to Sam Amico of, the Houston Rockets are interested in Danny Granger of the Indiana Pacers.  Granger would be a good compliment to both Harden and Lin, as he can play both sides of the ball.  He is a good scorer with a very aggressive play style on defense. 

The Rockets could benefit greatly from adding Granger to the roster.  Depending on who they would give up, this could be a big win for the Rockets if the trade happens.


Toronto Raptors

The Raptors have been a disappointing team since the departure of Chris Bosh.  The team lacks a franchise player at the moment, and something big needs to happen for them to turn their franchise around.

One of the bigger trade rumors right now is involving the Raptors and Chicago Bulls.  According to, the Bulls are considering a trade that would send Carlos Boozer to the Raptors for Andrea Bargnani.

Bargnani has been a pretty big disappointment for the Raptors, and adding Boozer would be a big lift to the team.  His size and range make him a good fit in several positions, making him a dangerous scorer when needed.  This would be a beneficial trade for the Raptors, and they need to get on it right away.


Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks are having an average season, for them, and are looking to make some risky changes in order to become a better team.  They have a lot of talented players who would have high trade value, and they could make some big trades.

According to, the Bucks are likely to make some trades by the deadline.  They will look to move around some talent after firing head coach Scott Skiles on Monday.  While it is uncertain who they will get, it’s obvious that something needs to change for this team to end the constant mediocrity.