Rumor Central: Houston Rockets Making Moves for Bosh?

Sam McIntoshCorrespondent IJuly 2, 2010

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This summer's high-caliber NBA free agency has brought every media outlet to its knees, begging for the next "insightful piece of information."

Most of this insight is hearsay, speculation, and dramatics. 

That being said, a new rumor has been surfacing during the last couple of days regarding the Houston Rockets' pursuit of a top free agent. 

That free agent, of course, is Chris Bosh...and maybe Amar'e Stoudemire, too. 

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Houston Rockets are offering up Shane Battier, Luis Scola, and Trevor Ariza to work a sign-and-trade deal for either Bosh or Stoudemire. 

The chances of the rumors being true are probably slim to none. The deal would put the Rockets in a position of requiring a new winger. With the payroll already very high, they would probably have to settle for a below-average player. 

So say it is true. Okay, the Rockets have to find some defensive presence on the wing. But the offense would be ridiculous: Bosh, Kevin Martin, Yao Ming, Aaron Brooks, and Chase Budinger.

Rick Adelman is an offensive coach, after all. 

If Bosh/Stoudemire would agree to sign for $16-18 million, the Rockets could grab a defensive specialist to play on the wing.

General Manager Daryl Morey, Coach Adelman and the Rockets' front office know Budinger is not an NBA starter. 

Going back to last season, the Rockets were a huge player in the Bosh saga. The major media outlets have taken the Rockets out of the bidding with their constant focus on the "big five spenders": Miami, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, and the L.A. Clippers

Bosh did, however, meet with the Rockets yesterday, the first day of free agency. 

Although it's only rumor, the idea is very entertaining and exciting for Rockets fans. For the sake of the next few seasons, and maybe the franchise, the Rockets' front office better have a plan on paper to start the 2010-11 season with a top squad. 

Daryl Morey has a history of being very aggressive. Combine that aggression with owner Leslie Alexander's huge pockets, and the rumors become more believable. 


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