Houston stocking up for big trade?

The Rockets gave Milwaukee its much-needed center in order to chase a much bigger one. AP Photo/Pat Sullivan

Another day, another trade by the Houston Rockets. In another move for draft-day positioning, Houston sent Samuel Dalembert and the 14th pick in Thursday's NBA draft to the Milwaukee Bucks for the 12th pick and three reserves: guard Shaun Livingston and forwards Jon Leuer and Jon Brockman.

Houston has definitely ventured into the "taking risks" territory with this move. Minus Dalembert, the Rockets are without a starting center and have no certain means of getting one (although obviously all of that is moot if they can parlay their growing asset stockpile, which also includes picks Nos. 16 and 18 and two first-rounders from last year, into a trade for Dwight Howard).