Rockets could face change as McGrady deadline looms | NBA Basketball | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

2010 January 28
by rahat huq

If the Rockets cannot land a successor to McGrady in a trade, they could weigh whether to clear out salaries of their potential free agents — Luis Scola, Kyle Lowry, Carl Landry and Hayes — to create cap room. Or, keep their core players and seek a significant addition outside the free-agent market. If they can add a key piece in a trade without taking too much unwanted salary back, they are better positioned to pick up options on Hayes and Landry and to re-sign Scola and Lowry.

“We’re going to try to do it through trade,” Morey said. “That’s just way better. Unless you’re going to have big room — which we can have but is hard to have without impacting the roster in a major way — we either need to use players to acquire something in trade or renounce players to sign someone. It’s better to trade for him.”

via Rockets could face change as McGrady deadline looms | NBA Basketball | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle.

Unlike the Justice piece, this jibes with what I’ve been saying.  The Rockets won’t have major space under the cap unless they blow up the roster.  A trade is the most favorable route.

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