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Rockets Reportedly Sweeten Deal With Kings For No. 5

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Remember that pesky trade offer from the Houston Rockets, the one with Kyle Lowry and a mid-first pick coming to the Kings for No. 5? Welp. From ESPN's Marc Stein and Chad Ford:

Trade talks between the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets have intensified in the hours leading up to Thursday night's NBA draft and have put the Rockets in position to acquire the Kings' No. 5 pick if Sacramento elects to trade it, according to sources close to the process.

One source said this is being "heavily discussed."

The gentlemen go on to say that if Thomas Robinson is still on the board at No. 5, the Kings will take him. While no players other than Lowry are mentioned, the indication is that the Rockets have added assets to the deal.

There's no mention of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's role in any of this, which is unfortunate, if you believe the report.

Wednesday's rumor from David Aldridge had Chuck Hayes going back to Houston in a Lowry-No. 5 deal.