Houston Rockets NBA Mock Draft: pick no. 24
The Rockets have the luxury of making back-to-back selections. What this means is that the 23rd and 24th picks are essentially interchangeable. Since the Space City Scoop draft crew has aimed for high upside players with the second and 23rd pick, let’s see if they look to target some complementary players.
No. 24 Pick: JT Thor
Why: Projects as the type of multifaceted, multi-positional forward that every contender needs. – James Piercey
No. 24 Pick: Neemias Queta
Why: Has shot up some boards due to his excellent combine. His combination of length and strength portends a bright future as a defensive center and if the Rockets keep Christian Wood long-term, they’re going to need a bruiser for special occasions and Queta has the potential to be an elite interior defender. – N.B. Lindberg
No. 24 Pick: Myles McBride
Why: Improved shot last year for West Virginia and will guard any player 94 feet just ask Cade Cunnigham who he played to a standstill in their last matchup. – Lachard Binkley
No. 24 Pick: Tre Mann
Why: Much like former Rockets star James Harden, Tre Mann can create space off of the dribble and can create offense for himself. Mann is an elite outside shooter, as he made 40.2 percent of his threes last season and can use his athleticism to get to the rim with ease. Mann is still developing as a playmaker but has thrived as a pick-and-roll operator and has also shown the ability to find open teammates. – Anthony Duckett
Houston Rockets NBA Mock Draft pick no. 24: JT Thor
Why does JT Thor get the nod? Remember, the 23rd and 24th pick are for all intents and purposes interchangeable for the Rockets and Thor had a vote of confidence from two Space City Scoop draft experts. Thor’s combination of physical gifts with a still-developing offensive game allows him to thread the needle of the type of prospect with incredible upside who can also fill a complementary role early on.
As the 2021 NBA draft gets closer Space City Scoop will keep you updated on the prospects that are rising up the big boards, the draft trades that need to happen, and who the Rockets should take to lead their franchise with the second overall pick.