HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – The Houston Rockets are looking to free up salary cap space to potentially free up funds to sign a free agent. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle,
“The Rockets are in advanced talks on a cap-clearing trade of forward Thomas Robinson, with a deal potentially “imminent,” a person with knowledge of their plans said on Tuesday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls have shown interest in Robinson, according to another individual with knowledge of the Rockets efforts to move Robinson’s $3.5 million salary next season. The Bulls may be interested in Robinson as part of a larger deal, the individual said.”
If the trade happens and Houston can clear Robinson’s contract next season, the Rockets would have enough cap space to offer Dwight Howard his maximum salary next season.