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Rockets reportedly tried to trade for DeAndre Jordan at deadline

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 03: DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Brooklyn Nets in action against the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center on February 03, 2020 in New York City.Brooklyn Nets defeated the Phoenix Suns 119-97. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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The Houston Rockets are going small — Clint Capela is out, 6'5" P.J. Tucker is the starting center, and Mike D’Antoni’s Rockets are trying to revolutionize the NBA by going even smaller.

Except, they tried to trade for DeAndre Jordan at the deadline, prying him out of Brooklyn, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports in an Instagram video.

As much as the Rockets have had success so far in the regular season with small-ball, it’s difficult to imagine that working well in the playoffs against the size and length of the Lakers/Clippers/Jazz/Nuggets. Houston is in the market for a center.

Did Houston ask about Jordan? No doubt.

Was there any chance they were going to get Brooklyn to trade the guy Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving specifically requested be on their team? No. The chances of that were zero.

More interestingly, who benefits by leaking this story?