3 players that would be a perfect fit for the Houston Rockets at 23 or 24

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With the NBA draft lottery now in the books, the Houston Rockets finally have clarity in the upcoming NBA draft. While fans are not in agreement on who should go at number two, the Rockets front office will be busy zeroing in on a few players at the top of the draft. However, there are even more question marks concerning the back end of the first round.

For the first time in almost a decade, the Rockets will be major players in an NBA draft. They will not only have the number two overall pick but also picks 23 and 24.

Who the Rockets will select at number two is still up in the air as most teams don’t make that decision almost a month out from a draft, especially when you don’t have the first overall pick. Once you get toward the bottom of the draft, deciding who to pick is even more difficult because you never know who teams in front of you will select.

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The good thing about this draft is that it is one of the deepest drafts in a while, and there is value from the first pick all the way into the second round. In every draft, there is at least one player selected far earlier than anticipated and another who falls unexpectedly. Here are three players who would be excellent choices with either the 23rd or 24th picks in this year’s draft if they are still on the board.

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