Nov 12, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks small forward Shawn Marion (0) dribbles the ball past Washington Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Wizards 105-95. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Houston Rockets interested in Trevor Ariza, Shawn Marion, Thabo Sefolosha


Nov 12, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks small forward Shawn Marion (0) drives to the basket past Washington Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets obviously would love to make a big splash in the offseason, but the likelihood of them landing a player like Carmelo Anthony or Chris Bosh doesn’t seem all that likely.

They may have to go a different route.

Bill Ingram of Basketball Insiders lists Shawn Marion, Trevor Ariza and Thabo Sefolosha as potential fits.

There are a number of tweak moves that could be made to shore up the defense. Shawn Marion is still a capable defender, as are Trevor Ariza and Thabo Sefolosha, but do any of these names constitute a “big splash?”

Hardly.

The Western Conference gets tougher every year, and while the Rockets have moved up in the standings they are no closer to contending than they were a year ago. A coaching change would seem to solve many of their issues, but failing that they have their work cut out for them in the quest to compete for a championship.


Ariza averaged 14.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game this season, Marion put up 10.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game while Sefolosha went for 6.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

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  • jian

    trevor ariza is perfect for houston. He is a more athletic and better defensive version of chandler parsons. If the rockets choose not to pay parsons, then at least the rockets have a back up.