NBA Draft 2012: Rockets Looking To Trade Up Into Top-10

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Andre Drummond #12 of the Connecticut Huskies dunks the ball against the Syracuse Orange during the quarterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Rockets are trying to move up into the top-10 so that they can land UConn's Andre Drummond

The Houston Rockets have made it known that their No. 14 and No. 16 picks are available, and that they are looking to trade into the top-10 in the 2012 NBA Draft. The two teams that seem to be the most interested are the Toronto Raptors who hold the No. 8 pick and the Sacramento Kings who have the No. 5 overall pick.

One player that will likely be involved in any trade is disgruntled Rockets guard Kyle Lowry. Lowry has butted heads with head coach Kevin McHale, and after previously being an untouchable player the Rockets are now considering moving the guard. The Raptors have been fond of Lowry but the interest on the Kings side is not known.

The Kings could end up being the potential trade partner for the Rockets since the players that they have been bringing in to workout are more likely to be taken in the middle of the first round and not at No. 5 overall.

The reason the Rockets are trying to move up is that they are enamored with Connecticut big man Andre Drummond, and scouts feel that he has the most upside after Kentucky's Anthony Davis who is expected to be the top pick. Drummond is expected to be available at No. 5 when the Kings are on the board.

For all news and information regarding the Rockets, please visit The Dream Shake and for more on the NBA Draft visit SB Nation's NBA hub.

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