Versatile wings are always in demand ahead of the trade deadline. If that player is on a team-friendly contract, so much the better. The Houston Rockets have such a player in Jae'Sean Tate.

The Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards have all expressed interest in Tate ahead of Thurday's trade deadline. The Rockets are not shopping the 27-year-old wing, but are open to listening to offers when teams call.

Tate has appeared in just 16 games this season, after suffering a serious ankle injury. However, teams hold a high regard for Tate's defensive ability, including his ability to defend much larger players than his 6-foot-4 frame.

Tate is in the first year of a three-year, $20.6 million deal. This season is worth just over $7 million, with next dropping to $6.5 million, while the final season goes back up to just over $7 million but also contains a team option.