As part of the blockbuster trade sending James Harden to Brooklyn, Houston Rockets are taking on Indiana’s Victor Oladipo from Dante Exom. Cleveland and Rodeon Curuz from the nets
In terms of that roster, three players came in and only one went out, which would cause the rocket to go beyond the NBA limit, so someone else would have to go legal to trade, and it looks like someone. The man is a 25-year-old big man Bruno Caboclo.
According to Jonathan Feigen of Houston Chronicle Rockets will waive Caboclo on Thursday before finalizing the deal.
Caboclo, who signed a new contract with Houston during the offseason, has only played mop duties since the return of DeMarcus Cousins, the Veterans Center from Detention. Between beginner cousins Christian Wood and the little lineup with Jae̵7;Sean Tate or PJ Tucker in the center, there appears to be no path for Caboclo to break Stephen Silas’ spin at 6ft 9 and nearly 230 pounds, the Kurucs might fit. With that equation
Of six appearances this season, Caboclo averaged 2.8 points (47.1% FG) and 2.3 rebounds in 6.0 minutes. His minimum salary will not be fully guaranteed until February 27, hence the opening of Caboclo also keeps the Rockets under the highest salary and luxury tax threshold.
End of the era, James Harden trading rocket to Brooklyn in multi-team deal, get Oladipo and pick (with roster move update tomorrow) https://t.co/0aweTMXOMs
– Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) January 14, 2021