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Friday June 22nd, 2012

The Rockets are looking to trade center Samuel Dalembert, according to sources. Dalembert signed a two-year deal with the team in December. (Bill Baptist/NBA/Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets are again trying to make some noise leading up to the draft. According to, the Rockets are looking to trade center Samuel Dalembert. The Rockets are currently selecting 14th and 16th in the first round of the June 28 draft.

Dalembert will be paid $6.7 million for next year, but has a $1.5 million buyout if exercised by July 8. If that happens, he will automatically become a free agent.

Dalembert said the Rockets haven't told him what they intend to do. “They have so much to figure out this summer for themselves. I’m just going out there and making sure I get myself ready whether they keep me or not. I just have to stay ready," he said.

[tweet] Dalembert, in his 10th season, averaged 7.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.

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