5 Houston Rockets Trades That Nearly Happened at the 2011 NBA Trade Deadline

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5 Houston Rockets Trades That Nearly Happened at the 2011 NBA Trade Deadline
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As is seemingly the case every year, the Rockets were among the most active teams at the NBA trade deadline in 2011. In addition to a deal they made for Terrence Williams in December, the Rockets made two significant deals just minutes before the deadline—first moving Shane Battier for Hasheem Thabeet and a 2012 first-round pick and later trading Aaron Brooks for Goran Dragic and a 2011 first-round pick. 

Despite the moves that Rockets executive Daryl Morey orchestrated, some fans were left hoping for more. After the buildup to the deadline that included the Rockets' well-publicized pursuit of Carmelo Anthony, many were disappointed that the Rockets didn't make more of a splash.

While Morey has built a fairly solid reputation as a smart general manager, he has often been criticized for his inability to make the blockbuster deal when he's had the chance. He's failed in pursuits of Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Amar'e Stoudemire and others, and some are starting to label him as someone afraid to pull the trigger on the big deals.

Looking back at the deadline, was Morey right to hold off on a number of moves? Read on to find out. 

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