July 30, 2018, 9:50 pmKent BazemoreG, Atlanta Hawks
The Rockets are reportedly interested in Atlanta's Kent Bazemore as they'd like to add another wing defender to their roster.
It makes some sense after Houston lost Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute this offseason, considerably thinning their margin for error against the top teams in a loaded Western Conference. The report says that the Hawks view Bazemore as a veteran who could help with the rebuild but they dangled him in trade talks last season and would make a move if they got back some young players or draft picks in return. The Hawks weren't afraid to take on big salary in Carmelo Anthony and would presumably do the same with Ryan Anderson's contract if a deal came to fruition. A move would hurt Bazemore's fantasy stock but we're still in the rumor stage of things for now. The Pelicans are also reportedly interested in acquiring Baze.
Source: RocketsWire on USA Today