The Houston Rockets have been the worst team in the NBA for two consecutive seasons. That’s a rare feat, but it’s not exactly a distinguished one.
Still, the future looks bright in Space City. Jalen Green has every appearance of a future superstar. Alperen Sengun and Kevin Porter Jr. are both brimming with upside as well. These Rockets will be competitive again, but it may not be any time soon.
By that logic, they’re unlikely to broker a trade for a superstar this summer. At the same time, there are no ironclad rules that govern how teams ought to rebuild. If the Rockets preferred to expedite their rebuilding process, nobody would be able to stop them.
Acquiring Anthony Davis would do exactly that. These Rockets had the second-worst Defensive Rating in the NBA in 2021-22. Landing Davis would absolutely go a long way towards alleviating that issue.
This isn’t one of the most probable scenarios you’ll read on NBA Analysis. Read on if you’re a fan of fun hypotheticals for their own sake.
Here are three deal that land Anthony Davis on the Houston Rockets.
Los Angeles Lakers Receive: G John Wall, 2022 First-Round Pick (No. 17 – HOU), 2023 First-Round Pick (MIA), 2026 First-Round Pick (Swap – HOU), 2028 First-Round Pick (HOU)
Houston Rockets Receive: F/C Anthony Davis