The Houston Chronicle recently reported that Daryl Morey extended qualifying offers to both Luis Scola and Kyle Lowry.
The offers are not made as proposals for their next contract; only to make them restricted free agents. Morey has said that Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has directed him to match any offers Lowry or Scola receive.
Either could be part of a sign-and-trade deal the Rockets might pursue, but only if that is their choice.
In related news, Jared Jeffries picked up his player option, thus making him an attractive trade piece with his contract expiring after this season.