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22:06  12 july  2019
22:06  12 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Source: Tyson Chandler is likely target for Rockets in their search for backup big. Chandler , who turns 37 in October, was effective defender and The Rockets ' top target this summer was reportedly Jimmy Butler. But, they missed out on the wing as the Heat landed him in a sign-and- trade with the

Which NBA teams could pursue a trade for Thunder star Russell Westbrook ? Finding the right fit isn't easy. Adding Westbrook would give the Heat another star next to Jimmy Butler, who was part of a four-way sign-and- trade when free FREE AGENCY RUMORS : Rockets targeting Tyson Chandler .

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The Rockets aren't done making moves this offseason.

After acquiring Russell Westbrook from the Thunder late Thursday night in exchange for Chris Paul and two protected first-rounders in 2024 and 2026, Houston continued to fill out its roster by adding center Tyson Chandler on a one-year deal, his agent Jeff Schwartz told The New York Times.

Houston's Mike D’Antoni coached Chandler with the Knicks, and pushed to bring the veteran to Houston, ESPN notes. The Rockets are confident he will be a strong defensive threat as a backup center who can protect the rim.

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Rockets free agency rumors: Houston targeting center Tyson Chandler Chandler averaged 3.1 points and 5.6 rebounds in 55 total games last season.

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Chandler, 36, has played 18 seasons in the league, becoming an All-Star and NBA champion with the Mavericks in 2010-11. He started last season with the Suns before he joined the Lakers after agreeing to a buyout in November. He averaged just 3.1 points and 5.6 rebounds in 55 games last season, but he brings valuable experience that can help the Rockets.

The Rockets entered free agency hoping to add Jimmy Butler, but they missed out on the forward as Miami acquired him in a sign-and-trade deal with the 76ers. Houston also eyed JaVale McGee, but he re-signed with the Lakers last weekend.

Now, the Rockets are primarily focused on making a deal with the Grizzlies for Andre Iguodala, The Athletic reported Friday.

The Rockets finished the 2018-19 season with a 53-29 record, but had an early exit from the playoffs after falling to the Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals in six games.

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Which NBA teams could pursue a trade for Thunder star Russell Westbrook ? Finding the right fit isn't easy. Adding Westbrook would give the Heat another star next to Jimmy Butler, who was part of a four-way sign-and- trade when free FREE AGENCY RUMORS : Rockets targeting Tyson Chandler .

Source: Tyson Chandler is likely target for Rockets in their search for backup big. Chandler , who turns 37 in October, was effective defender and The 36-year-old began last season with the Suns before he joined the Lakers after receiving a buyout in November. He averaged 3.1 points and 5.6

Houston will look different without Paul, though it has re-signed Gerald Green, Danuel House and Austin Rivers.

Russell Westbrook pens heartfelt goodbye to OKC after trade to Rockets.
"I can’t even begin to put into words all of the emotions I have right now," Westbrook wrote. "It’s been one heck of a journey Oklahoma!"

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