Houston Rockets

February 24, 2011 by staff 

Houston Rockets, The Houston Rockets PG Aaron Brooks dealt to the Phoenix Suns’ Goran Dragic PG and a choice of any lottery protected first. Brooks is expected to take charge of safeguarding the rights of Phoenix point guard from Dragic, playing behind Steve Nash.

“I’ll wait in line,” Brooks told the Houston Chronicle. “(Nash) is a legend, MVP and a Hall of Famer? I’m ready to go to be behind him and learn from it, just go and help the team. It gives me a fresh start. I’m ready to go. “

Earlier reports said Thursday the Rockets have discussed trading for Minnesota Brooks Johnny Flynn, but they decided to take the matter instead of Phoenix, according to the Chronicle. Because the draft picks as part of the operation is lottery-protected, the Rockets get the pick acquired from Orlando Phoenix Suns if do not make the playoffs.

Shane Battier has not been able to ignore the constant trade rumors. They have used before in Houston, playing with his mind and game.

Soon, the conversation ends. The deadline is near.

Battier cannot wait until it passes.

“What I intend to or not, at least I will have peace of mind,” he said.

Reserve Chase Budinger scored a career-high points, including 11 directly into the fourth quarter, and Kevin Martin added more as the Rockets opened the unofficial second half of the NBA season with a 124-119 victory Cavaliers Cleveland on Wednesday night.

As the trade deadline approaches Thursday night, Houston was stated very well in the market and seek to acquire players. In the recent past, the Rockets have been active participants in trade negotiations NBA quietly acquiring young talent.

Earlier this season, the Houston Rockets acquired Terrence Williams New Jersey Nets. And shipped backup shooting guard Jermaine Taylor in the Sacramento Kings for a second-round draft protected. In exchange for Williams, Houston sent a draft lottery protected in 2012 in New Jersey.

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