Riding a three-game winning streak against three conference rivals, things are finally beginning to look up for the Rockets. The defense is finally gaining some consistency, the shots are beginning to fall and the team is closing out games with authority.
However, with the trade deadline approaching, the Rockets are far from a complete team. They lack a center who can defend longer big men and rebound, they still struggle to score in crunch time, and they have a very inconsistent defensive team. Sitting on some fat expiring contracts in Yao Ming, Shane Battier and Jared Jeffries, with a $6.33 million trade exception, the Rockets are in position to do just that.
Will they get Carmelo Anthony? Likely not, but there is little doubt that the Rockets will make a move. Every year since Daryl Morey took over as general manager, the Rockets have made a trade within a week of the trade deadline.
Will this year be any different? Read on to find out who might be on the move in any trade.
(Note: I did not consider Yao Ming for this list because he has not been with the team for the entire year, save the first five games)