The Houston Rockets are a team that are firmly entrenched in the Western Conference as a playoff team, but they could use a few extra pieces to truly compete when the postseason comes around.
The West is clearly the stronger conference of the two and the Rockets have the players to make a run already. With the likes of James Harden and Dwight Howard already in the lineup, just a few tweaks might be necessary to move ahead of the other teams in the West.
While Houston hasn't been able to make some of the rumored trades early on, it is still expected to be on the market for another player to boost their roster.
With a few big names and great role players on the market from teams that are well outside of the playoff picture, the Rockets could very likely trade away a few of their own assets to acquire the one piece to put them over the top.
Houston is in an interesting position with the playoffs looming but still looking up at teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs—but the trade deadline could bring about change that the team needs.
With all of this taken into account, here are the latest trade rumors for the Rockets ahead of the Feb. 20 trade deadline.