Rockets rumors: Houston hoping to trade for Andre Iguodala, sign JaVale McGee

The Rockets are still hoping to make a few moves this offseason.

Houston is looking to acquire wing Andre Iguodala in a trade with the Grizzlies and sign free agent center JaVale McGee, according to a report from the Houston Chronicle.

Iguodala was reportedly sent to Memphis, along with a protected first-round pick, last weekend as the Warriors needed to clear cap space to acquire D’Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade.

Iguodala joined the Warriors in 2013-14 and was an integral member of their rotation during their run of five straight Finals appearances. He was named Finals MVP when the team took home its first championship of the era in 2014-15.

He took a step back offensively this season, averaging 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 33.3% from 3-point range. Iguodala, however, was still a solid defender and secondary playmaker.

It will be more difficult for Houston to add Iguodala if he receives a buyout and becomes a free agent because of the team’s salary cap situation, according to the report. The Lakers are also expected to pursue Iguodala if he reaches the open market.

McGee, meanwhile, met with the Rockets earlier this week, the report says. He averaged 12.0 points and 7.5 rebounds with the Lakers in 2018-19.

“I feel like there was a belief that I couldn’t play more than 10 minutes in the league because of asthma or because of anything,” McGee told the Los Angeles Times in April. “I feel like I broke that stigma this year, showing that I can play 30-plus minutes if given the time and be efficient. I definitely think I’ve proved something this season.”

The Rockets’ top target this summer was Jimmy Butler, according to multiple reports. But, they missed out on him when the wing was sent to the Heat in a sign-and-trade.