This is not the way the 2014 offseason was supposed to play out for the Houston Rockets.
The Rockets entered free agency with their eyes on Miami Heat forward LeBron James, who left the Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony, who re-signed with the Knicks. They then turned their attention to Heat big man Chris Bosh but he re-signed with the Heat.
They wound up settling for Washington Wizards’ swingman Trevor Ariza. Ariza is coming off the best season of his career and is a welcomed addition, but they had their sites set on a bigger prize. They also lost forward Chandlers Parsons after deciding not to match the three-year, $46 million offer sheet he signed with the Dallas Mavericks.
Now, the Rockets are trying to make a big move through a trade and have inquired about Boston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo.
Bill Ingram of Basketball Insiders believes the Rockets “are desperately in need of a big addition.”
The Rockets are desperately in need of a big addition, and they are trying to talk Ainge into trading Rondo. So far Ainge has been unwilling to pull the trigger, and he’s had better offers than anything Houston can piece together. Not saying it doesn’t happen, just saying I’m not holding my breath.
Rondo was limited just 30 games while returning from his ACL injury and averaged 11.7 points, 9.8 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. He shot 40.3% from the field, 28.9% from beyond the arc and 62.7% from the free throw line.
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