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
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.