Dec 26, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard Francisco Garcia (32) reacts after scoring a basket during the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Rockets looking to trade Francisco Garcia

The Houston Rockets aren’t even six months removed from re-signing Francisco Garcia, but they’re already looking to trade him – this according to Yahoo Sports’ Marc J. Spears.

Francisco Garcia, who owns a player’s option for next season, has been dangled in trade talks lately, a source said.

Garcia provides some solid veteran leadership in the locker room and can play adequate on-ball defense, however he’s aging and not nearly as effective a player as he was during his tenure with the Sacramento Kings.

Houston has expressed a desire to find a wing who can shoot the three-ball, something Garcia has struggled with this season.

The former Louisville Cardinal is only making $1.2 million this season and his player option bumps mildly to $1.3 for 2014-15, so acquiring him won’t set back any team financially.

It’s hard to imagine any team is in desperate need for a player like Garcia (despite the low salary) so a more likely scenario would be including Garcia in a multi-player deal, if such a move is out there.

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