For the first time in several years, the Houston Rockets and GM Daryl Morey did not make a move at the NBA trade deadline. Of course when your team is 40-13, just a half game back of the best record in the NBA, there is reason not to make a move.
Houston is expected to target some players who get bought out from their contracts in coming weeks, with Joe Johnson one of the rumored names of interest.
Source confirms #Rockets did not make any deals today before the deadline.— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) February 8, 2018
Rockets have been, and are, very interested in Joe Johnson as a potential add, and have been working on the assumption that he’d be available one way or the other after trade deadline, per source.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 8, 2018