There’s been little noise with the NBA’s trade deadline fast approaching. But the trade talks appear to be heating up according to the latest report from Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Houston Rockets need help. The James Harden-Russell Westbrook experiment has been underwhelming to say the least.
Houston is currently 31-18, good for fifth place in the Western Conference Standings. That’s a solid record for most teams. But most teams don’t have a duo like Westrbook and Harden.
As the trade deadline approaches, the Rockets are reportedly “engaged with several Eastern Conference teams — including Atlanta — on C Clint Capela.”
As trade deadline looms on Thursday, Houston is engaged with several Eastern Conference teams — including Atlanta — on C Clint Capela, league sources tell ESPN. There are a few multi-team trade scenarios in play.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 3, 2020
Depending on which players Houston receives in return, this is the type of trade that can push the Rockets closer to the top of the Western Conference.
The Lakers and Clippers are the perceived favorites to emerge as the conference’s NBA Final representative. Utah and Denver also remain formidable threats out in the Western Conference.
But Houston still feels a player or two away from becoming a legitimate championship contender, even with Westbrook and Harden.
Capela is a solid forward and could be a perfect fit for a team like Atlanta. The Rockets forward could compliment Trae Young’s game in the process.
With the NBA’s trade deadline just days away, the Rockets are hoping to add one more piece to the puzzle.