After drafting a pair of power forwards, Royce White and Terrence Jones, on Thursday night, the Rockets are looking to trade last year's starter. According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, Houston is actively shopping Luis Scola in trade discussions. A specific trade partner has yet to emerge, says Stein.
The Rockets have also made Kyle Lowry and Kevin Martin available in trade scenarios, though based on Stein's report, it sounds like they aren't being shopped as aggressively as Scola. While Houston failed to land Dwight Howard on or before draft night, it appears the team is still attempting to stockpile young assets in an attempt to land Howard or another superstar.
Last December, the Rockets agreed to a three-team trade that would have seen them parting ways with Scola and acquiring Pau Gasol. The club explored deals involving Scola at the trade deadline as well, but one report indicated that concerns about the 32-year-old's knees may have made it difficult for the Rockets to full value for him.