The Dallas Mavericks aren’t the only team in Texas making moves to bolster their roster in the loaded Western Conference. The Houston Rockets added depth to their roster recently by acquiring Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved in a three-team trade.
The Rockets received Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Alexey Shved from the Philadelphia 76ers, sending Troy Daniels to the Minnesota along with draft picks (the Kings’ 2015 2nd round pick, the Rockets’ 2016 2nd round pick and cash considerations), while the 76ers for Serhiy Lishchuk from the Rockets and Ronny Turiaf from the Timberwolves.
Brewer, a proven veteran and exceptional addition to the Rockets bench, has a variety of skills that will provide the Rockets with leadership, defense and a reliable option to play late in games. But most importantly, someone who can give James Harden and Trevor Ariza a break. Shved, also provides more depth on bench, adding versatility and yet another option that could play point guard through small forward depending on the opposition.
The Rockets have upgraded their roster by adding more depth on the bench, making the Western Conference even more competitive.