Houston Rockets: Which free agents should be retained?

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The Houston Rockets will have to make some difficult decisions this offseason when it comes to players who are set to become free agents. The Rockets currently have three free-agent veterans set to hit the open market and one with a team option that they can activate.

Most teams, after losing the most games in the league, wouldn’t be jumping to keep the band together but the Rockets have a few players that could be part of a much-improved squad in 2021 and beyond. David Nwaba, Kelly Olynyk, and Sterling Brown are all set to be free agents and had productive seasons with the Rockets.

Avery Bradley has a team option for next season, which adds up to a grand total of four players the Rockets could look to retain or set free. None of these players are All-Star level players, but they all can contribute to winning in their own specific ways.

The Rockets gave an NBA record of 29 different players a chance to suit up for them this season and learned the hard way that depth is crucial to winning. Having an elite bench that can supplement the starting unit due to matchups or injuries is key to fielding a winning team.

The Houston Rockets will welcome three first-round picks into the organization this summer but there are still a lot of open roster spots available. Here’s if the Rockets should re-sign or let this quartet go.

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