3 sleepers for the Rockets to pursue in free agency

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Willy Hernangomez #9 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images) /

Houston Rockets target #1: Willy Hernangomez

Houston Rockets fans actually know Willy Hernangomez pretty well, considering he destroys the Rockets every time he plays them. Hernangomez will not come to a team and be the savior or even a potential All-Star, but he will provide some size in the paint, which is something the Rockets surely need.

In addition, Hernangomez will not break the bank for the Rockets’ front office. At 6’11, the 27-year-old averaged almost 8 rebounds a game in only 18 minutes per game, while shooting over 56 percent from the field.

Hernangomez can score around the paint and has good mobility, as shown here vs. the frontline of the Lakers, which possesses a plethora of size.

As mentioned previously, Hernangomez will not cause a team to go too deep into the salary cap, but he also presents a big who can bang with the likes of Nikola Jokic, Anthony Davis, and Rudy Gobert.

The players mentioned in this article aren’t meant to be seen as franchise-changing players, but not every signing has to be of the Christian Wood mold, or potential star players. Every team needs quality role players who can provide depth.

After all, the goal is to add players who can help make your team competitive every game, no matter who is on the court.