Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 5:25 pm  |  17 responses

Rockets Traded Samuel Dalembert to Bucks, Swapped Draft Picks

The Rockets and Bucks made a deal today, sending Samuel Dalembert to Milwaukee. The two teams also swapped draft picks, and some role players. From the Houston Chronicle and Journal Sentinel: “For the second-consecutive day, the Rockets dealt a player from last season’s rotation to strengthen their position moving into Thursday’s draft. The Rockets will send Samuel Dalembert and the 14th pick to the Milwaukee Bucks for the 12th pick and three players, Jon Brockman, Shaun Livingston and Jon Leuer, a person with knowledge of the deal confirmed. The Rockets will have options on the Livingston and Leuer contracts, but do not plan to release either player. After the deal, the Rockets have the 12th, 16th and 18th picks, while working on trades to move into the top 10 and potentially for a franchise player. […] The Rockets are hoping to parlay their three first-round picks into a bigger deal to land an established veteran such as Dwight Howard or Josh Smith, or to move up to grab one of the top prospects in Thursday’s draft.”

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  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    So is Dalembert going to be bought out now so he can take his talent(single) to south beach?

  • Heals

    Much respect to DorkElvis, they may not get what they want in the end (ala Bosh, and Pau), but damn this guy tries his best, works all avenues in an effort to land that big piece they’ve been looking for. Not mention despite their failed attempts thus far, Hou is routinely one of the more competitive teams in tougher conference…

  • Mike

    Im sure it won’t happen, but if Houston used all these assets to trade for Dwight Howard, and then were able to convince Deron Williams to sign because of it…that’d just be so awesome

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I hope Shaun Livingston sees some action in Houston. This is a nice move. It’s not worth breaking your team up to land Josh Smith though; Dwight is a different story. Best of luck to Sam Dalembert.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    anyone know the status of Josh Smith heading into this off-season? Is he a FA or under contract? Sry Im’ too lazy to look this up…

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    ^not FA yet. and houston is making major moves, it will proabably continue during the draft, which makes everything even harder to predict. i called it earlier and will call it again, kevin martin gets traded on draft day.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Hou. can do all they want but they won’t become a serious contender. Dwight will not sign in Houston, period.

  • JoeJoe

    The Bucks should had kept Livingston and got rid of Udrih. U don’t get too many players that WANT to be here!

  • Wet

    If houston makes a move for Dwight Howard, they might lure Deron Williams to Houston. It’s his home state and all.

  • Cochise Dior

    Do You Think The Bulls Could Land K-Mart? I Dont Think The Rockets Ask For Much In Return, If I Were Gar Forman I’d Be Interested.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7C0vd-L5lg Munky

    Dalembum got traded like NBK’s skirt for a pack of sanitary napkins.

  • quest

    They have to aquire Drummond forget Dwight drummon has a higer ceiling because he is taller and longer, shoot even bigger too. All the mocks have him as a risk,but at worst I think he is better than Deandre Jordan already

  • http://slamonline.com Eldon Khorshidi

    Tobias Harris is about to come up

  • http://www.nba.com Shadojoker

    That’s a no go for Kevin Martin to the Bulls..I disapprove..he is a lite skinned Luol Deng to me that scores more..

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    thx spit hot fiyah.

  • T-Money

    i’ve never seen a gm get so much praise for being mediocre year after year.

  • Mas

    i think the Bucks got a strong center while keeping both Monta and Jennings. This move is smart. I think he is a better defensive center than Bogut and can open lanes for the guards. Does this move make Houston better? Doesn’t seem like it. And the Draft is a gamble any one remember the #5 pick ten years ago? Nikoloz Tskitishvili.