Houston Rockets: 10 Bigs the Rockets could possibly target

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6. Marvin Williams

At 6-foot-8, Marvin Williams possesses the size that the Houston Rockets lack significantly. Not only does he provide that, but the former Tar Heel would also provide the Rockets with a quality 3-point shooter, as he’s a career 36.3 percent shooter from downtown and is shooting 38.9 percent this season.

To put that in comparison, Williams would instantly become the best 3-point shooter on the Houston Rockets, as their current leader, Chris Clemons, currently leads the Rockets with 38.4 percent from downtown. Williams is averaging 13 points per 36 minutes this season and has a true shooting percentage of 60.7 percent, which is a career-high for the 15-year veteran.

Although Williams doesn’t move the needle on the defensive end, his offensive contributions more than make up for that, and would be especially useful for a Rockets team in need of more variation in their offense. Williams’ contract is set to expire at the end of the season, which makes him a buyout option for a Hornets team outside of playoff contention.

If he’s not bought out, the Rockets would essentially have no shot at landing the 33-year-old forward, as they’d have a hard time matching his salary of $15 million in a trade, but it’s certainly possible that he gets bought out based on the Hornets’ status.

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