Rockets Free Agency Rumors Roundup: What You Need To Know

We’re in the beginning stages of the Houston Rockets' offseason preparations, and there are plenty of plots and subplots to follow during July’s free agent push. Here's the latest on their free agency plans:

Houston interested in Amare Stoudemire

The Rockets are looking for power forward options on the free agent market, and Amare Stoudemire is someone they're very interested in, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

Stoudemire averaged 11.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game with the Knicks and Mavericks last season.

Sergio Llull won't sign with Rockets

Sergio Llull, the Spanish point guard Houston has been pursuing for years, will stay in Europe and play for Real Madrid, according to multiple sources. 

Houston would've had to pay the $5.6 million buyout and offer him the full mid-level exception. 

Rockets will try to trade for David Lee

Lee is entering the final year of a six-year, $80 million deal with the NBA champs, and could be a target of the Houston Rockets this summer. Via NBA analyst Chuck Myron:

I think the most likely scenario involves a team with a lot of non-guaranteed money. Maybe the Rockets, with Kostas Papanikolaou’s non-guaranteed salary of nearly $5MM, would be a fit, though they have no shortage of power forwards. The Sixers always loom as an option to take him on via cap space, but they’d want picks that GSW probably doesn’t want to sacrifice. Lee would look great on the Raptors, but I don’t think they have the assets necessary to get him. So it could be tough for GSW here.

The Warriors are reportedly willing to do whatever they can to move Lee to a situation where he’ll be able to get more playing time after he was squeezed to the back of the team’s rotation with the emergence of Draymond Green this past season.

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