NBA Draft: What possibilities to expect from draft day for the Rockets
It’s draft day! What can you expect to see from the Rockets tonight?
The Houston Rockets, as well as the rest of the league, are in for a very busy day! It is the day of the 2018 NBA Draft and it should have quite a bit of action.
We will see future superstars drafted along with future busts. We have top college players and one of the best overseas prospects ever in Luka Doncic. There should be plenty of trades and crazy moments to go around in what should be an incredible draft day experience for the league.
The Rockets are not excluded from this madness by any means. They currently own the No. 46 pick in the draft, but that doesn’t mean trades won’t happen. Today, as we prepare for tonight’s draft, we’re going to look at a few possibilities to expect from Houston in it. With Daryl Morey and the rest of the front office, you never know what will happen!
A big trade
The Rockets are supposedly looking to move into the first round. There have been multiple reports of them attempting to move into the mid-lottery or even the middle-late first round.
Grayson Allen is someone in particular whose name has been thrown around with the Rockets. They are interested in the four-year guard from Duke with explosive talent.
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Could they also be interested in someone of a little higher ceiling?
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Sticking with their original draft position
Currently, the Rockets have the 46th pick in tonight’s draft. It’s totally possible that they stick with that and choose a proven prospect.
The Rockets should be making some serious moves this summer when handling the cap situation, so replacing a high dollar player with a young role player from the draft certainly wouldn’t be a bad idea.
Could they look to add a guard?
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Or maybe a forward?
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Trading the pick altogether
The Rockets could also look to trade their pick altogether and save some cap space. They have done this in years past when going after a star.
They could also draft someone, see how they perform in the summer league, and not end up guaranteeing his contract. Houston could draft someone overseas and stash them there until they eventually want to join the NBA. This could be a very likely option, especially if they already have someone like LeBron in tow.
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What do you think Houston should do tonight? Overall, it’s expected to be a crazy draft day!