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.”