The Houston Rockets have put together a talented roster surrounding James Harden and Russell Westbrook. They finished the 2019-20 regular season with a 44-28 record. Obviously, the season was a bit short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it was still an impressive feat nonetheless.
While the Rockets have made a bit of a run in the postseason, there are still some major needs that they need to focus on this offseason. Among them is finding a rim protector that can help give them a bigger lineup without sacrificing their prolific three-point shooting offense.
Myles Turner might very well be the perfect fit for the Rockets. He seems to be coming to the end of his tenure with the Indiana Pacers. Houston would be getting an elite rim protector and would also bring solid shooting.
During the 2019-20 season with the Pacers, Turner ended up averaging 12.1 points per game to go along with 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. He shot 45.7 percent from the floor overall and knocked down 34.4 percent of his three-point attempts.
All of that being said, let’s take a look at three reasons trading for Myles Turner might make perfect sense for the Rockets this offseason.