Report: Rockets are active in trade market

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The Houston Rockets are active in the trade market and looking to add more defenders to the roster, according to ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst.

The Rockets are aggressively trying to move veteran forward Ryan Anderson, who is due to make more than $20 million next season and just more than $21 million in 2019-20.

Houston has had trade discussions with the Sacramento Kings centered around Anderson, according to a report from Kelly Iko of Rockets Wire. The Rockets are eager to add more wing defenders after losing Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute in free agency.

Anderson played in 66 games this past season and averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from three.

Anderson, 30, barely got off the bench in the playoffs, scoring just 1.7 points per game.

If Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is unable to find a taker for Anderson, Houston may seek a contract buyout with Anderson.

Carmelo Anthony is expected to sign with the Rockets after he gets waived by the Atlanta Hawks.