Post Trade: Rockets

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Although nothing big really happened before the February 21 trade deadline, there were teams who made significant moves with results that could show before the season ends, both good and the bad. It’s exactly one week from the trade deadline right now I think it’s interesting, especially for those who are into online sports betting sites, to look at how the teams are doing. Given how one week is indeed a small sample size, it’s not also something that you can just overlook, as significant changes within the team can be seen even with only two or three games.

One of the teams that made a big move before the deadline was the Houston Rockets. If you’ve been following the NBA closely, there’s no doubt that you know about the details of the trade. Foregoing other teams, the Rockets sent away Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich, Toney Douglas and Marcus Morris while acquiring Thomas Robinson, Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt.

The move has the ‘for the benefit of the future’ written all over it and Rockets’ GM Morey was banking on the team to make the playoffs despite trading away some significant rotation players. However, a look at the team after the trade until now show’s what might happen to the team this season.

The Rockets are now 2-2 since the trade where after two consecutive wins against the Oklahoma City Thunder and Brooklyn Nets, they have lost two straight against Washington Wizards and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Winning against quality teams and losing against lower-tier teams is usually an indication of a team lacking a reliable system for winning. That’s natural knowing key system players were traded away. Unless the new players get acclimated to the team quickly, the Rockets’ season could take a dip out of the playoffs.

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