As first reported by ‘The Vertical,’ the Houston Rockets have reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers to trade All-Star point guard Chris Paul in exchange for Dekker, guards Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams and DeAndre Liggins, forwards Kyle Wiltjer and Darrun Hilliard, center Montrezl Harell and a protected top-3 first-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Dekker, a first-round pick by the Rockets in 2015, has been hampered by injuries in his first two seasons. He only played in three games his rookie season due to season-ending back surgery, and then missed the last few games of the regular season and the start of the playoffs this past year after suffering a fractured hand.
For the year, Dekker started two of the 77 games he saw action, essentially serving as the second man off the bench, averaging 18.5 minutes per game. In his time with the Rockets, Dekker averaged 6.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, and one assist per game. He also shot 47.3 percent from the floor, 32.1 percent from behind the arc, and 55.9 percent from the free-throw line.
A trade to the Clippers could be just the shot in the arm that Dekker needs. This trade should allow him more playing time, especially since Blake Griffin is expected to opt out of his contract. According to his Twitter account, Dekker enjoyed his time with the Houston organization, but is looking forward to joining LA.
Wisconsin has added its 11th commitment in the Class of 2019. Following his official visit to Madison this weekend, 3-star defensive tackle Gio Paez announced on Twitter he had committed to the Badgers. All glory to God. Committed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison!! 🔴⚪️ #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/RgPM2U1wzS — Gio Paez (@Gio_paez7117) June 17, 2018 The 6-foot-3, […]
Graham Mertz will, in fact, be coming to Wisconsin this December as an early enrollee. Committed to the Badgers since last fall but still talking with other schools, the 4-star quarterback took to Twitter on Thursday night to let everyone know the recruiting process is over for him. “Thank you to every coach that has […]
Wisconsin could be without two key pieces of its defensive line this fall. According to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, defensive ends Garrett Rand and Isaiahh Loudermilk are out indefinitely. Rand suffered an Achilles injury that could keep him out the entire season, while Loudermilk underwent knee surgery this spring to deal with […]
Football is coming, but probably not soon enough for you. In an effort to get you through the down time in the summer, we’re starting our offseason look at Wisconsin as it prepares for another year of chasing a Big Ten title. First up, four players that could have breakout seasons like wide receiver Quintez […]
Wisconsin has added commitment No. 10 to its Class of 2019. Three-star cornerback Dean Engram (Washington D.C.) announced his decision Friday morning. I am committed to The University of Wisconsin. #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/LC6Ls7pRMg — DEAN ENGRAM (@TheRealDean__) June 8, 2018 The 5-foot-9, 160-pound, Engram chose the Badgers over offers from Penn State, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh and […]