Report: Rockets Make Cap-Saving Moves at Trade Deadline

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The Rockets were busy on the phones as the trade deadline approached earlier today. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that they have traded K.J. McDaniels to the Brooklyn Nets and Tyler Ennis to the Los Angeles Lakers.

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The only player the Rockets will receive from these trades is Marcelo Huertas, who will be waived immediately. After these moves are finalized, the Rockets will have two roster spots available. With the buyout market expected to be valued, they are expected to make a run to fill the last two spots.

With the McDaniels trade, the Rockets will now have around $3 million to use on players who will be on the buyout market. The biggest name on the radar for the Rockets is Andrew Bogut. His rim protection is very valuable, and it is a glaring hole for the Rockets. With the team recently acquiring Lou Williams, it is not expected that they will make a run at Deron Williams.

The moves made by Daryl Morey over the past few days should have Rockets fans excited. He understands that the team they have this year is special, and he is only trying to make the team more loaded for a deep playoff run. It will be interesting to see who the Rockets ultimately decide to sign with the $3 million they have right now. Overall, they are making great moves to help build on a historic season.

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