Houston's name has been hovering around the Carmelo Anthony rumors ever since they started. At one point they were considered favorites to get Melo.
But then their named went away as the rumors died down and they were considered "out" of the sweepstakes.
After a tweet I read today from SI's Chris Mannix, "Nets are still working, Rockets could get back in it and Berger reported that the Mavs could make a push. Lot of balls in the air" and an article (http://sbn.to/fgZcdB) it seems Houston might be right back in the Melo sweepstakes as a sleeper.
More recently, ESPN reported that "Dallas, Charlotte and Houston are teams that sources say might be willing to trade for Anthony even without his promise to sign a contract extension."
Houston has put together quite a number of tradeable assets. Such assets include: Aaron Brooks, Chase Budinger, Jordan Hill, Patrick Patterson, Jarred Jeffries and Shane Battier.
After the Rockets get their injured player exception from Yao Ming they will have that and the Trevor Ariza trade exception. Thus making them able to take on a bad contract the Nuggets might have.
So here are some potential trades and why each team does them.
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