Houston Rockets Reportedly Looking to Trade Luis Scola, Others

by June 30, 2012

The Rockets’ plan to gather assets until they can put together a solid package for a Dwight Howard-like superstar (OK, just Dwight Howard) is moving right along. According to ESPN, Houston GM Daryl Morey is actively attempting to move Luis Scola—while Kevin Martin and Kyle Lowry also appear to be available: “The Houston Rockets are actively looking to trade veteran power forward Luis Scola, according to league sources briefed on Houston’s plans. Although a specific trade partner for Houston has not yet emerged, sources told ESPN.com that the Rockets — stocked with big forwards after coming away with Royce White and Terrence Jones in the NBA draft earlier this week — are working to find a new home for Scola as they rebuild their roster. Veteran guards Kyle Lowry and Kevin Martin have also been made available in various trade scenarios by the Rockets as they continue to stockpile young assets as part of their well-chronicled intent to pursue Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard or another franchise player in trade scenarios. Scola, a 2002 second-round pick by San Antonio, played in all 66 games last season.”