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.