NBA Free Agency 2011: Rockets Offer Marc Gasol Max Deal, According To Report

The Rockets are one of the most active teams in the NBA rumor mill, as the league prepares for a fast-and-furious free agency period in the wake of the lockout.

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NBA Rumors 2011: Marc Gasol Receives Four-Year, $55 Million Offer Sheet From Houston Rockets, According To Report

The Houston Rockets seem to be determined to bring a "Gasol" onto their roster this season. While talks have been up, down and back around in regards to Los Angeles Lakers big man Pau Gasol, now it seems that the Memphis Grizzlies' big man Marc Gasol have been targeted by Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

According to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski twitter feed, the Rockets are prepared to offer Marc Gasol a max-contract offer.

Butler_gym_normal_normal Houston's close to signing Marc Gasol to max-contract offer sheet, working a sign-and-trade with Memphis to secure him, league sources say. @WojYahooNBA via Twitter
The Grizzlies options would then be the following:
Butler_gym_normal_normal The Rockets are working to sign Marc Gasol to a 4 year, $55M offer sheet, sources tell Y! Memphis would have 3 days to match, or lose him. @WojYahooNBA via Twitter

Even if Memphis matches the deal, it seems that Houston's supreme focus is to bring a quality big man to H-Town this season.

For more on NBA free agency, see SB Nation's 2011 NBA free agency StoryStream and the 2011 NBA free agency hub; for more on the Rockets, make sure to check out The Dream Shake.

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