The Rockets have been seeking to add a big who can rim protect, crash the glass and catch lobs. Last season represented a career resurgence for Noah, which may seem shocking considering the fact that Noah is a two-time All-Star and has been named to three All-Defense teams in addition to a former Defensive Player of the Year. Last season, Noah played in a reserve role for the Memphis Grizzlies, averaging 16.5 minutes per night. Noah averaged 15.5 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per 36 minutes, which was the best scoring average per 36 minutes in his entire 12 year career. He also shot 51% from the field, which was his third best field goal percentage of his career. Noah would surely be a low risk, high reward player who the Rockets should take a flyer on.
Tyson Chandler was a player the Lakers couldn’t wait to get on their team, and it’s easy to understand why. Chandler is still a good defender and rebounder, as he averaged 12.4 rebounds per 36 minutes. In addition, he shot 61% from the field and brings championship experience, having won a title with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. In addition, he has been named to three All-Defense teams and is also a former Defensive Player of the Year. Last season, he averaged 16 minutes per night, appearing in 55 games. The Rockets could certainly use Chandler’s rebounding, as that is an area they’ve gotten pounded in.
These are eight low risk, high reward moves that could help the Rockets round out the roster.