Rockets Trade 14th Pick and Samuel Dalembert to Bucks for 12th Pick & Players

All about trying to get Dwight Howard.

They are really serious about acquiring him, so they continue to try to get higher picks to entice the Magic.

Continuing to improve their draft assets, the Houston Rockets have traded the No. 14 pick and Samuel Dalembert to the Milwaukee Bucks for the 12th selection, Shaun Livingston, Jon Leuer and Jon Brockman, a league source told ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford on Wednesday.

The Rockets already had acquired the No. 18 pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves for Chase Budinger and the draft rights to Lior Eliyahu.

Sources have told’s Marc Stein that the Rockets are hoping to acquire enough assets to entice the Magic to trade Dwight Howard to them.