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The Houston Rockets have taken Connecticut guard Jeremy Lamb at No. 12 in the NBA draft, a pick they nabbed in a trade with Milwaukee this week. The 6-foot-5 Lamb entered the draft after just two college seasons. He averaged 17.7 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Huskies last year and became just the sixth sophomore in Connecticut history to score 1,000 career points (1,060). The Rockets also have the 16th and 18th picks. They've been maneuvering all week, trying to build a package to offer in exchange for a superstar big man, possibly Orlando's Dwight Howard. Houston has missed the playoffs for three straight seasons, but hasn't slipped enough to get a favorable chance for a top-10 pick in the lottery. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey started this week with the 14th and 16th picks, then traded swingman Chase Budinger to Minnesota for No. 18. On Wednesday, Houston dealt center Samuel Dalembert and the 14th pick to the Bucks for the 12th pick, a future second-round pick and three players. Houston has lacked a formidable inside presence since former top overall pick Yao Ming started having leg and foot injuries and finally retired last summer. Before last season, the Rockets were ready to trade forward Luis Scola, shooting guard Kevin Martin and point guard Goran Dragic for the Lakers' Pau Gasol, but NBA Commissioner David Stern nixed the trade on behalf of the league-owned New Orleans Hornets. The Rockets will also have to make decisions about their point guards soon. Kyle Lowry missed 19 games, mostly due to a bacterial infection that required hospitalization, and he developed a rift with first-year coach Kevin McHale. Dragic played well in Lowry's place, averaging 18 points and 8.4 assists in 28 starts. The Rockets were reportedly gauging other teams' interest in Lowry leading up to the draft. Dragic, meanwhile, is an unrestricted free agent and said after last season that he'd like a more permanent starting role in the NBA. Houston picked up point guard Shaun Livingston and forwards Jon Brockman and Jon Leuer in the trade with the Bucks. The 6-foot-7 Livingston sustained a catastrophic left knee injury in February 2007 and couldn't resume basketball activities for more than a year. He played in 58 games for Milwaukee (27 starts) last season, averaging 5.5 points and 2.1 assists per game.
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