Houston made some bad decisions this summer as the Rockets front office believed the team had a shot at acquiring All-Star center Dwight Howard, but the soap opera that is the NBA continues to roll, and the team is now looking to add some scoring punch from the front-court.
The latest from Bleacher Report suggests the team ships guard Kevin Martin to Indiana for Danny Granger, a move that would have both teams swapping players that have not performed at a level expected.
Both players are good scorers in the league, but neither is an elite player, and Indiana could use some help with their salary cap. Trading Granger could help the Pacers down the road as it would free up money for free agency next summer. Houston released their best forward to clear space for Howard, but now the team is scrambling to find a scorer from the front-court that could help the team compete in the Western Conference.
While both players could use a change of scenery and a trade between the two franchises would help both teams with limitations they have on their roster, this move is more of a band-aid, and both the Rockets and Pacers will look towards the NBA Draft and free agency next summer to make the improvements necessary to become top teams in their conferences.