When an NBA team is rebuilding, there comes a time to identify which players will be around long-term and which can be moved. For the Houston Rockets, that time has been here for the past couple of NBA seasons.
The Rockets continue to be one of the worst teams in the league, and it will continue until they build around Jalen Green and some of their other young pieces.
When the new regime took over in Houston, they sent away stars to send the franchise in a different direction. Now, they could find a new home for some leftover veterans, including Christian Wood and Eric Gordon.
Both are veteran players that could benefit from joining a contending team. If they are indeed available in the offseason, the Memphis Grizzlies should look long and hard at both options.
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This season, the Grizzlies took a massive step toward the top of the Western Conference — led by Ja Morant, who looks like an MVP-caliber player for years to come.
If this is a trade on the table, the Grizzlies and Rockets could get into business together. Let’s take a closer look and see how this trade might happen in the offseason.