Houston Rockets NBA Mock Draft pick: no. 23
The 23rd pick hasn’t historically produced elite talent but that doesn’t mean there isn’t superstar upside to be found. While the Rockets could prioritize potential, they may opt for targeting players who will fit complementary roles. Let’s see if the Space City Scoop crew is shooting for the stars or looking to stay grounded with the 23rd pick.
No. 23 Pick: Ziare Williams
Why: Pretty optimistic to think he’ll be on the board but some mocks have him slipping. High ceiling low floor prospect the Rockets should swing on if possible. – James Piercey
No. 23 Pick: Alperun Sengun
Why: He probably won’t be here, but I’m a sucker for guys who produce in pro-leagues and he just won the Turkish league MVP at 18. He moves like a 6’9 ballerina and should average at least 15 points and 10 rebounds right off the bat. – N.B. Lindberg
No. 23 Pick: Trey Murphy III
Why: Shot over 40 percent from 3-point range last year while being one of the best defensive players in the nation. Standing at 6 ft 9 he is the prototypical stretch four. – Lachard Binkley
No. 23 Pick: JT Thor
Why: Thor’s frame could allow him to be a superior defender, as he has a 7-foot wingspan and possesses lateral quickness that could be highly beneficial on that end. On offense, he’s still raw but could be valuable in catch-and-shoot situations, and will only continue to develop, as he’ll still only be 18-years-old when the draft commences. – Anthony Duckett
Houston Rockets NBA Mock Draft pick no. 23: no consensus
The Space City Scoop draft gurus are slipt on who to select. However, there’s definitely a leaning towards the idea that the Rockets should use the pick to target a player with the potential to be an impact player. Let’s see if that thinking holds for the 24th pick.