Houston Rockets Rumors: Adding Luol Deng Wouldn't Be a Bad Backup Plan

By Trevor Lowry
Luol Deng Rumors
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The Houston Rockets are one player away from seriously competing for an NBA title. I am sure the team is still hoping to land Chris Bosh, which they still might, but adding Luol Deng wouldn’t be a bad backup plan.

Bringing in Bosh would be perfect for this team. Bosh still has a lot left in the tank and he would instantly improve an already good offense.

The team would probably also like to bring back Chandler Parsons, who is a player who fits perfectly into the Rockets’ system, but who knows if that will be possible. There is a good chance that Parsons goes to the Dallas Mavericks now. After all, the two teams did agree to a deal.

Assuming the team doesn’t land Carmelo Anthony, Bosh, Parsons or whoever else it may be, landing Deng could help dissolve some of that pain. Even if the team does sign one of those players, Deng would still be a great player to target.

Deng is a great two-way player.

He wants a certain amount of money, but I am sure Houston can make that work if they do not bring in a player like Bosh. Deng should want to compete for a championship more than anything, but he knows his worth, and apparently he is trying to get what he is worth.

Houston already has a bunch of great talents on its team, such as James Harden and Dwight Howard, but the West is rough and adding another piece or two is probably a must if this team wants to win a title.

San Antonio is bringing back everyone, which is bad news for every other team in the league.

Bringing in a player who is only 29 and is averaging 16 points per game for his career would certainly make the Rockets a better team, though. Just for the record, Deng is 29 and he is averaging 16 points per contest for his career.

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