Make way for the young!Houston four will be traded, cavs chips will not satisfy rafer
With an easy schedule ahead of the rockets, head coach Jerry Sellars has more time to work out and evaluate players. He and general manager Rafer reached an agreement that grades are not important and that several first-round picks get a chance to practice.So we saw the Rockets put together a nine-man rotation against the Warriors, with five young players porter jr., Green, Sengong, Christopher and Martin Jr. all in the rotation, while Theys, Augustine, Nuwaba and Brooks went to the water cooler.The Rockets are shelving theis, Agustin, Nwaba and Brooks to make way for the youngsters and possibly be traded this season.Theis is averaging 22 minutes, 8.4 points and five rebounds per game on 47 percent shooting and has played 43 minutes in the past 12 games. He signed a four-year, $36 million contract last year and is no longer in the rockets’ plans.Augustin, who is averaging 5.4 points and 2.2 assists in 15 minutes and shooting 40.4 percent from the field and has played just 14 minutes in the past six games, will be replaced by Christopher and a young guard who could be replaced by Knicks.Nuwaba is averaging 5.4 points and 3.9 assists in 14 minutes per game and shooting 47.5 percent from the field. If he’s a consistent three-point shooter, Matthews isn’t a problem.Unfortunately, Nuwaba is a poor shooter, drags the floor and has been benched for the past eight games.Brooks, who averaged 6.6 points and two rebounds in 17 minutes and shot 35.8 percent from the field, lost his coach’s trust and fell out of the rotation after making just four 3-pointers in his previous five games.Agustin and Nuwaba aren’t worth that much, and Brooks is only 23 years old, but he doesn’t have a high ceiling and can only be added.NBA reporter Eric Pincus revealed that the Cavs have been eyeing Gordon, willing to offer up the 2022 first round, and rubio for a salary balance.However, the Cavaliers such a chip is not to let rockets general manager Stone satisfied.Houston reporter Kelly Iko revealed that Stone is only interested in a high draft pick in 2022, such as the lottery.Stone could be forgiven for thinking that the overall quality of the 2022 draft isn’t great, much worse than 2021.Houston needs more talent, and naturally wants as high a first-round pick as possible.The Cavs have rebuilt so quickly this season that their first-round pick is the 24th overall, and rafer isn’t going to be satisfied.The Cavs will have to offer more to trade Gordon.