NBA Rumors: 2 Houston Rockets Most Likely to be Traded

The Houston Rockets are one of the worst teams in the NBA and that's expected to last for the remainder of the season. The team sits with a 5-16 record heading into Friday night's action and there's no doubt the team will be looking to make some moves as we approach the trade deadline.

2 Rockets Expected to be Traded This Season

Christian Wood: The 6'10 center is available and on the radar of several teams, which is kind of a surprise. Wood has been lights out since signing in Houston via a sign-and-trade with the Detroit Pistons and was expected to be one of their big men of the future, but that's apparently not the case at all anymore. In 21 games this season, Wood is averaging 16.0 points per game, 11.2 rebounds and is shooting 46.4% from the field. The 26-year-old will make $13.6 million this season and is due $14.3 million in 2022-23.

Daniel Theis: With the Rockets young guards and wings it appears their big men are their trade bait. The German center has appeared in 16 games this season and is averaging 8.1 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game. Theis is a great candidate to be moved as he's on a reasonable contract making $8.3 million this season and under $10 million per year the following three seasons. He was just acquired before this season began in a sign-and-trade with the Bulls, but once he's eligible to be moved, look for the Rockets to consider listening to offers.

Honorable mention to this post to John Wall. He continues to work out on his own and wants to be freed. Hopefully for Walls sake the two can find common ground here soon.

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