Rockets Trade Budinger to Wolves for 18th Pick in NBA Draft June 27, 2012 20:14

It is being reported in America that the Houston Rockets have traded 6'7'' forward, Chase Budinger to the Minnesota Timberwolves, in exchange for the 18th pick of this years NBA Draft.

The Rockets have also added the draft rights of Israeli, Lior Eliyahu, as part of the deal to the Wolves. This years NBA Draft takes place on Thursday, from Newark, New Jersey.

Houston now have the 14th, 16th and 18th picks of this years Draft. The Rockets have a history of selecting great talent no matter what position of the draft.  

Words are circulating around the NBA that Houston might pull off a big draft day trade, which could pave the way for the Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard to sign with the team.