Boasting the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, the Houston Rockets have been the subject of several trade rumors.
Most recently, reports suggest that general manager Rafael Stone and Co. are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to trading up with the Detroit Pistons for former Oklahoma State standout Cade Cunningham.
As of right now, it appears that the top pick is off the market with Detroit pretty much locked in on Cunningham. While Houston could end up standing pat and taking wing Jalen Green at two, there’s now talk that the team might end up swinging a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder for a package surrounding star young guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
Numerous general managers and player-agents spoke to NBA insider Chad Ford recently about Oklahoma City’s willingness to move Gilgeous-Alexander. There’s one common theme that came up. The Thunder might be looking to get away from having to extend the young guard next year given that they are still in the initial stages of a rebuild.
Houston obviously came up as a potential destination after the Pistons turned down a package surrounding Gilgeous-Alexander and the sixth pick for the No. 1 overall selection.