With Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone prioritizing the veterans minimum, let’s take a look at seven players that could be added on the minimum.
Newly promoted Houston Rockets general manager and first time executive Rafael Stone faces challenges with the current Rockets roster, as the Rockets have $129.3 million committed to nine players, which doesn’t even include reserve guard Austin Rivers, who holds a player’s option.
Stone has expressed the importance of bringing in seasoned veterans on the minimum, and rightfully so, as the Rockets have struck gold with players such as Gerald Green, Luc Mbah a Moute, Kenneth Faried, and Jeff Green over the years. On Saturday, Stone joined Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle and discussed the importance of the Rockets identifying solid contributors on the veterans-minimum.
“It depends entirely on what we think we can do with our minimum exception. We think we can bring in guys that can be very helpful there. That’s a way of getting depth.”
The Rockers have several needs, as they could benefit from adding more shooting, in addition to a reserve guard who can create offense for others and himself. The most important need for the Rockets is a traditional big man, which newly hired coach Stephen Silas has publicly expressed the importance of..
With Stone prioritizing the value of steady veterans on the minimum, let’s take a look at seven players the Rockets could land at a fairly low cost.
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