Houston used Thursdays trade deadline to clear cap space rather than add key players. The first deal they made sent K.J McDaniels to the Nets for an extra three million in cap space.
The second move the Rockets made sent guard Tyler Ennis to Los Angeles in exchange for Lakers third string point guard Marcelo Huertas. The Rockets plan to waive Huertas to have a grand total of 3.5 million in cap space.
With the Ennis move, the Rockets now up to $3.5 million in cap space with Andrew Bogut's name on it. Will be serious competition, of course.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) February 23, 2017
Houston is looking to sign a player who gets waived or bought out after the trade deadline. Center Andrew Bogut is the frontrunner according to reports after Bogut was traded from Dallas to Philadelphia, and is going to be waived. The Celtics are also reportedly interested in Bogut.
This would be a good move for the Rockets considering the move by the Pelicans to add Cousins. This would give them an additional big to check one of those two.