Shortly after he reported that the Rockets were one of three teams discussing an Andrew Bogut deal with the Bucks, Ken Berger of CBS Sports says the Rockets have backed off their pursuit of the Milwaukee center. According to Berger, Houston has turned its attention to discussing a separate trade.
The trade the Rockets are pursuing now doesn't involve Pau Gasol, says Berger. Given the health of Kyle Lowry, who the Lakers covet in any Gasol deal, that's not a huge surprise. There are a number of other trade possibilities for the Rockets, who possess a handful of expiring contracts, along with players like Kevin Martin and Luis Scola, who could be had in the right deal — such as December's failed blockbuster for Gasol.