Rockets shut down Jae’Sean Tate trade proposals, per source

HOUSTON, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 08: Jae'Sean Tate #8 of the Houston Rockets controls the ball against the Sacramento Kings during the first half at Toyota Center on February 08, 2023 in Houston, Texas. 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 Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) (Carmen Mandato, 2023 Getty Images)

HOUSTON – The Houston Rockets had an active trade deadline day, but one player they wouldn’t part ways with is forward Jae’Sean Tate.

An NBA source told KPRC 2 that numerous teams sent the Rockets trade proposals that included Tate and were shut down.

The Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, and Washington Wizards are three of the teams that had interest, among others, per a league source.

Tate signed a 3-year, $22.1 million extension this past offseason, and missed much of the early part of the season with an ankle injury. Since returning, Tate has played well for Houston, resulting in a positive on-off score (The Rockets are slightly better with Tate on the court, than with him off the court).

The Houston Rockets made two trades on Thursday, giving up Eric Gordon to the Clippers as part of a 3-team deal, and trading Garrison Mathews and Bruno Fernando to the Atlanta Hawks, a league source confirmed to KPRC 2.

About the Author:

Murrow and Emmy award-winning sports anchor & reporter. Avid traveler, mediocre golfer. Loves good food, good friends and southern rap.