The Houston Rockets made a trade a week ago that went under the radar, but could have a huge effect on the team in the future. In this deal, they sent Victor Oladipo and three second-round picks to the Memphis Grizzlies for Steven Adams.
Steven Adams will not play at all this season due to a major knee injury, but he is a tremendous offensive rebounder who provides some playmaking and can be an effective finisher around the basket. Getting him for this price is a steal.
On top of being a good player with a valuable skillset, he gives the Rockets a very good backup center behind Aleperen Sengun, which is one of their biggest needs at the moment. This is not a flashy trade and the results will not come to fruition for a while, but this was a great trade that will make the Rockets better long term.