NBA Trades: Were the Houston Rockets' Deadline Deals Necessary?

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NBA Trades: Were the Houston Rockets' Deadline Deals Necessary?
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The Houston Rockets had me and a couple other friends practically up all night nervous wondering who we were going to get and when. It was virtually silent for about 30 minutes until someone posted that we were in serious discussion for Hasheem Thabeet.

I asked around and was told it was nothing by a couple of "experts" with connections to the Rockets front office. But after nothing materialized, I went to bed at about two in the morning, nervous for the deadline.

Here we stand today, the Rockets have added two new players to their roster and appear to be in more of a rebuilding mode. But the Rockets are still in a position where acquiring one or two big-name players makes them a contender. It all depends on the road Daryl Morey wants to travel.

But now you have to ask the question, were these trades really necessary? What was Morey thinking when he made these trades? We're about to answer those questions, and all it takes is a click of the mouse onto the next slide.

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