- Associated Press - Thursday, February 24, 2011

HOUSTON (AP) - A person familiar with the specifics of the trades says the Rockets have sent point guard Aaron Brooks to Phoenix and forward Shane Battier to Memphis in separate deals that will bring guard Goran Dragic and center Hasheem Thabeet to Houston.

The Rockets also get first-round draft picks from both teams, and send rookie guard Ish Smith to the Grizzlies.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Rockets have not officially announced the trades.

Houston is 28-31, 11th in the Western Conference. General manager Daryl Morey has said in recent weeks that virtually every player on the roster was in play for trades leading to Thursday’s deadline.

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