Houston Rockets Rumors: Rajon Rondo Trade or Goran Dragic Targets As Team Trading For Ramon Sessions?

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Aug 26, 2014 10:13 AM EDT
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Keith Bogans #4, Kelly Olynyk #41 and Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics look on during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks as Ramon Sessions scores from the outside on December 3, 2013 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo : Getty Images) "

The Houston Rockets have long been interested in a Rajon Rondo trade and the team also has looked at Goran Dragic with the Phoenix Suns this offseason, but with those trades unlikely to happen, the team is looking at a sign and trade with the Milwaukee Bucks to get Ramon Sessions as a free agent option, as he is one of the top names left on the market.

According to Pro Basketball Talk, the Rockets are looking at a sign and trade deal for Sessions, as he is one of the best players left out there and they could use some more depth at guard. The report says that the Bucks and Rockets are working on a deal for Sessions, as the Bucks have a full roster after adding Kendall Marshall and they want to help Sessions move along. The Bucks are over the roster limit and the Rockets need depth, so it's likely the deal will be for cash or a player with an unguaranteed deal.

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Sessions has not had much interest on the market yet, but with the free agent class down to the bottom, he is getting a look from the Rockets. Houston has been in a tough spot this summer, as they went hard after Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh and missed out on both while also allowing Chandler Parsons to leave on an offer sheet to the Mavericks. The team still has Dwight Howard and James Harden, but they have to make up that scoring from somewhere and they also need more depth at point guard.

According to ESPN.com reporter marc Stein, the Rockets have looked at both Rondo and Dragic at points this offseason and while there is no deal now, something could come up during the season. Stein wrote earlier in the summer that the Rockets were very disappointed at missing out on the top free agents and that they could be willing to make a big move. Kevin Love was considered a target, but obviously that is off the table, while Rondo is a player that the team has long been interested in. Rajon Rondo is a top point guard and while the Celtics are not looking to trade right now, Daryl Morey could try and make a move for him, or for Dragic, who used to be on the Rockets. Beverley started last year and should begin the season as the starting PG.

The team traded Jeremy Lin this offseason and while the Rockets like Patrick Beverley, they likely need more behind him with Ish Smith and Isaiah Canaan. Morey has been known to make deals outside the box and he could look to make a splash if he feels it's the right deal to make. The Rockets came into the offseason after being upset in the playoffs by the Portland Trail Blazers and now the team has to find a way to bounce back after losing out in free agency. The team won over 50 games last season and was in the top half of the west, but that may not be in the cards this season without another move or two. 

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