There has been a lot of talk about who the Houston Rockets could potentially draft if they land one of the four lottery picks. When your team has the worst record in the league, there isn’t a lot of game-to-game analysis you can do at the close to the end of the season.
The Rockets have had more starting lineups than any team in the league this season, and that number will probably continue to go up. With so many injuries and so many losses, fans have had to look to the upcoming draft for hope regarding the team.
Of course, the Rockets are first and foremost looking at the top of the draft, and players like Cade Cunningham and Evan Mobley are the consensus top-two picks.
3 late-round possibilities for Houston Rockets in the 2021 NBA Draft
However, there is more to this draft than the lottery, and the Rockets will be a big part of the middle part of the draft. With the possibility of two picks later in the first round, the Rockets have a chance to add impact players regardless of if they land a lottery pick.
As of this writing the Houston Rockets still own the Portland Trail Blazers’ pick, which is lottery-protected, and a pick swap with the Milwaukee Bucks.
With that being said, let’s take a look at three players the Rockets could target with their two later first-round picks.
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