With the trade deadline behind us contending teams will start to look at the buy out market. Teams that are already out of the playoff race will look to unload salary if possible. The Rockets could not land a center during the trade deadline after trading away Clint Capela. Even if they plan to stick to “small ball” the rest of the season they will still need a legitimate big man in certain situations. The Rockets still have a part of the mid-level exception left to use( part was used to sign Chris Clemons). These are the potential buy out candidates that could help the Rockets.
Possible Rockets buyout target: Bismack Biyombo
2 yr(s) / $5,754,630
Bismack Biyombo is actually closer to the current Rockets in height. Biyombo stands
Possible Rockets buyout target:John Henson
4 yr(s) / $48,000,000 Last year of deal
John Henson was recently traded to the Detroit Pistons as part of the Andre Drummond trade. Henson is in the last year of his four year deal. Standing at 6-ft-9 Henson averaging over a block a game in only 14 minutes a game. Henson won’t provide much offense but is a veteran who Mike D ‘Antoni could trust late in games if necessary. Also being on the last year of his deal the Pistons and Henson may be more willing to part ways.
Possible Rockets buyout target: Bobby Portis
1 year 15 million dollars
Bobby Portis has bounced around the league since coming into the NBA. Standing at 6-ft-10 Portis would provide the Rockets with size in the paint when needed. Portis isn’t a traditional choice for center but can stretch the floor and grab rebounds at a decent rate. Portis best year was 2018-19 when he averaged 14.2 points 8.1 while shooting .393 percent from deep. Portis gives you a big body but also can still fit with the Rockets small ball philosophy.
The buyout season has turned into a quasi
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