http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--rockets-deal-samuel-dalembert-to-bucks--get-12th-pick.html;_ylt=AiQB38vxdln1TYEBReWm7mC8vLYFHouston Rockets deal Samuel Dalembert to Milwaukee Bucks, get 12th pick in NBA draft
The Houston Rockets have traded center Samuel Dalembert and the 14th pick in Thursday's NBA draft to the Milwaukee Bucks for the 12th pick and three players, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
In addition to the 12th pick, the Rockets will receive guard Shaun Livingston and forwards Jon Leuer and Jon Brockman. The deal allows the Rockets to move up in the draft as they continue to try to compile assets for a possible trade for Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard. Houston now owns the 12th, 16th and 18th picks.
This is the second trade in as many days for the Rockets, who acquired the 18th pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for forward Chase Budinger.
Dalembert played one season for the Rockets, averaging 7.5 points and seven rebounds in 65 games. Only $1.5 million of Dalembert's $6.7 million team option for next season is guaranteed, but the Bucks plan to keep him.
This is a day after the Rockets traded Chase Budinger to the TWolves for their #18.
I think Dalembert is worth a little kore than that and if the Rockets really want Dwight, Dalembert, a big Center, would have been worth more as he can fit in at Center in Orlando, even if as a backup or semi starter with someone else. Likely they'll want to trade all their #12, #16 and #18, along with Lowry and maybe someone else, to the Bobcats for the #2 and that'd be the best plan right now. Bobcats want a number of food players and are looking to trade the #2 and that might well work and be a coup for the Rockets. Do think Orlando would seriously look at something like the #2 and Scola, add one other player maybe.