HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Rockets fresh off of Tuesday’s acquisition of guard Lou Williams, remained busy on the trade front minutes before the NBA’s trade deadline on Thursday.
Yahoo Sports NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report that Houston has traded guard KJ McDaniels to the Brooklyn Nets.
The move frees up a little over $3 million in cap space for Houston to use for players who could get bought out in the coming days after the trade deadline. A rumored target could potentially be Andrew Bogut, who is likely to get bought out after being acquired by Philadelphia from Dallas. Houston nearly acquired Bogut during the offseason, but when given the choice Bogut chose to be traded to Dallas.
McDaniels was not often used by the Rockets playing in just 76 total games over three seasons with the Rockets. He averaged just 2.4 points throughout his Houston tenure. He showed promise as an athletic combo guard during his rookie with Philadelphia where he averaged 9.2 points per game before being acquired in a deal that sent Isaiah Canaan to the Sixers.
Just before the deadline an additional report by Wojnarowski and several additional outlets have the Rockets sending guard Tyler Ennis to the Los Angeles Lakers for guard Marcelo Huertas. Houston is expected to waive Huertas to create an additional roster spot and some additional cap space.