Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has acquired the 12th overall pick in the NBA Draft along with forward Jon Brockman, forward Jon Leuer and guard Shaun Livingston from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for center Samuel Dalembert, the 14th overall selection tomorrow and a future second-round pick. The Rockets now hold the 12th, 16th and 18th selections in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Brockman (6-7, 255, Washington) has averaged 2.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 150 career NBA games (10 starts) with Sacramento and Milwaukee. In 2011-12, Brockman appeared in 35 games for Milwaukee during his third NBA season, averaging 1.1 points and 2.1 rebounds per game. He was originally selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round (38th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft. His draft rights were traded by the Trail Blazers along with Sergio Rodriguez and cash considerations to the Kings for draft rights of Jeff Pendergraph on June 25, 2009. Brockman joined the Bucks in a trade from the Kings for Darnell Jackson and a future second-round pick on July 21, 2010.
Leuer (6-10, 228, Wisconsin) played in 46 games (12 starts) with Milwaukee, averaging 4.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists as a rookie with the Bucks. Drafted by Milwaukee in the second round (40th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft, Leuer left Wisconsin ranked 12th in school history in career points (1,376). He was a first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and an Honorable Mention AP All-American as a senior. Leuer also grabbed Honorable Mention All-Big Ten accolades as a junior.
Livingston (6-7, 175, Peoria Central High School) owns career averages of 6.8 points, 3.5 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 324 NBA outings (106 starts) with the L.A. Clippers, Miami, Oklahoma City, Washington, Charlotte and Milwaukee. He averaged 5.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 58 games (27 starts) for the Bucks in 2011-12. Livingston was en route to a career season back in 2006-07, averaging 9.3 points, 5.1 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 29.8 minutes per game in 54 outings (31 starts) for the Clippers before suffering a season-ending left knee injury. After missing the entire 2007-08 season, Livingston returned to action in 2008-09 with Miami and Oklahoma City.
Dalembert (6-11, 250, Seton Hall) averaged 7.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.71 blocks in 65 games (45 starts) in his lone season with Houston, finishing 10th in the NBA in blocks per game.