Houston Rockets 2021 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 20: The 2019 NBA Draft prospects stand on stage with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver before the start of the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 20, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 20: The 2019 NBA Draft prospects stand on stage with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver before the start of the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 20, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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The first round draft board is seen during the 2019 NBA Draft (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

The 2021 NBA Draft has the chance to completely change the Houston Rockets franchise. Armed with three first-round picks the Rockets are in a prime position to inject some much-needed youth into what had become an aging roster.

Houston Rockets are poised for a big 2021 NBA Draft

The Rockets currently have the second, 23rd, and 24th picks but who they will select remains a mystery. The two front-runners for the second overall selection have become Jalen Green and Evan Mobley but there is time for Jalen Suggs to work his way back into the conversation.

It shouldn’t be taken for granted, but the possibility that the Detroit Pistons pass on Cade Cunningham with the first pick is ever-present. While most of the attention will be paid to whomever the Rockets select with the second pick, there have been All-Stars and Hall of Famers chosen with the 23rd and 24th picks.

Even if the Rockets don’t find a Hall of Famer or All-Star late in the first-round, championship-caliber rosters have never just been a collection of stars. And the 23rd and 24th picks represent a great place to find the next crucial role player who can be the difference-maker in a playoff series.

With the 2021 NBA Draft scheduled for July 29th, the Rockets are mere weeks away from one of the most consequential nights for their future. And here to help them is the Space City Scoop team of site experts and contributors.

Houston Rockets 2021 NBA Mock Draft Experts

Anthony Duckett (Twitter): Site Expert of Space City Scoop and Co-Host of Phil N Statz

N.B. Lindberg (Twitter): Site Expert of Space City Scoop and Host of From Downtown

Lachard Binkley (Twitter): Contributor at Space City Scoop and Host of the Launch Pad Podcast

James Piercy (Twitter): Contributor at Space City Scoop and Dunking with Wolves

Each site expert and contributor has made their selection for each of the Rockets’ picks and given a quick insight into what makes this prospect worthy of donning a Rockets jersey. Here is Space City Scoop’s Houston Rockets’ 2021 NBA Mock draft 1.0.

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