NBA trade rumors concerning Houston Rockets’ Terrence Jones and Corey Brewer are now tied with the fate of Phoenix Suns’ Markieff Morris. Rumors revolving around the possible swap are due to the Suns’ increasingly serious consideration to move their power forward.
The Houston Rockets stands on uneven ground. On Christmas Day, they won against the second best team in the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs. But a couple of days later, they suffered a terrible loss against the New Orleans Pelicans, widely regarded as the second worst team in the NBA league. This strange inconsistency is what fuels NBA trade rumors regarding the Rockets, particularly leaving Terrence Jones and Corey Brewer (and almost everyone else) blinking hugely on the trading radar.
ESPN reported that the Rockets is seriously interested in the Suns’ Markieff Morris. Given the turbulent relationship between the Suns and Morris, it is of course highly likely that the Suns would be more than willing to trade the player. On the other hand, while there has been no serious discussion regarding Corey Brewer and Terrence Jones, the situation could compel both teams to get that deal finally sealed.
Terrence Jones is set for a huge raise next season, this despite Jones’ performance being sub-par or below what the Rockets had expected of him. It is therefore unlikely for the Rockets to pay for a huge amount of money for someone like Jones who doesn’t fully deliver. Add to that is Corey Brewer’s disappointing performance of late—sure, he had been playing a bit better, but the big picture (and the opinion of many Rockets fans) shows Brewer one of the most disappointing players in the team’s roster this season.
These aforementioned NBA rumor bits have led to the situation we have on hand: Jones and Brewer to the Phoenix Suns, with Morris to trade back. Morris is not exactly an angel, and getting him could cause more drama. However, both teams could use a play for the playoffs, and this kind of trade could make all the difference.
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