The Houston Rockets were in the market for size this offseason as they attempted to lure Chris Bosh away from the Miami Heat. It didn’t work out but their pursuit of a big body has yet to cease, especially after the team agreed to trade Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Now looking for an additional big man, the Houston Rockets are said to have interest in Dante Cunningham of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Cunningham has dealt with some off court issues which may or may not have an impact on the Minnesota Timberwolves desire to re-sign him. According to Darren Wolfson, Cunningham returning to Minnesota is a long-shot and the Houston Rockets are one of the teams to check in on the power forward.
It’s a little odd that the Timberwolves don’t have more interest in Cunningham considering the continued trade rumors surrounding Kevin Love, though it’s completely possible that Dante Cunningham could be pricing himself out of range at this point as well.
Cunningham does bring with him the ability to play both the power forward and small forward slot (though he’s slightly oversized at the ’3′) and could be a bit of insurance given the Rockets are now without Chandler Parsons who signed with the Dallas Mavericks.
Of course, if push came to shove, the Houston Rockets would likely prefer to acquire Kevin Love in a trade with the Timberwolves but that seems somewhat unlikely at this point given their lack of tradeable assets.
Cunningham, a former second-round pick put up 6 points and 4 rebounds in 20 minutes per game this past season.