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.