Report: Rockets believe they have trade partner for Capela


Houston Rockets centre Clint Capela (15) celebrates after he scored against Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA's 2018 Western Conference finals. (David Phillip/AP)

The Houston Rockets believe they have a trade partner for centre Clint Capela, but it’s conditional on Houston’s ability to reach an agreement with Jimmy Butler and the Philadelphia 76ers, per Marc Stein of the New York Times.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets were shopping Capela, Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker in an effort to clear up cap space to land Butler.

The Rockets, according to Wojnarowski, are hoping to acquire the best-available first-round draft pick by trading one of Capela, Gordon or Tucker. They would then send that selection to Philadelphia as part of a sign-and-trade for Butler.

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