The rest of the roster for the Rockets needs to start coming together.
Free agency is not always about getting the popular or glamorous players. General Managers around the league need to look at the bench just as much as the starters. That applies to the Rockets of course and the team needs to find a backup point guard for Chris Paul and James Harden. With much of the roster starting to fill out, and possibly an addition of Carmelo Anthony, finding another point guard is still very important. Let’s look at some of the options the Rockets have.
A signing of Darren Collison to be the backup point guard would be an absolute dream. Collison has been a consistently underrated player in the league and would be a perfect fit in Houston. He shot a career-high 42% from 3-point land last season for Sacramento to go along with 13.2 points and 4.6 assists per game. Having him come off the bench would be a great acquisition for the Houston Rockets.
The end of last season did not end well for Deron Williams. He played very poorly after signing with Cleveland and it is questionable if he still has anything left in the tank. However, he still is a veteran point guard who will likely sign for cheap to a contender. Could the Rockets be in the mix? He was very solid during his time in Dallas last year, can he go back to how he played there? Even though he overall played poorly in the playoffs for the Cavs, he still shot over 40% from 3 during the regular season for them. That boost could be great for the Rockets off the bench.
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Are the Rockets up for another round of Aaron Brooks? The backup point guard is coming off a fairly poor season with Indiana but did not get much playing time to show anything. He still shoots the three great and is practically the same Aaron Brooks that Rockets fans should know well by now. If nothing else, the Rockets could use his shooting and veteran presence off the bench.
Overall, the Rockets are still in the chase for a superstar but must start looking at some bench options. Veterans will likely want to come to Houston and the Rockets can use that to their advantage. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay up to date with free agency!
*All stats via Basketball-Reference*