1 Dream, 1 reach and 1 realistic offseason target for the Houston Rockets

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We've all got dreams. Sometimes, those dreams need to be grounded.

Do you want to be the President? If you're a five-year-old, we'll encourage you to keep dreaming. If you're a 35-year-old, either we know your name, or you're behind the eight ball.

Fans of the Houston Rockets have dreams. Some of those dreams are loosely based in reality at best. As the team looks to continue improving, they will likely target quality players.

Some of those targets will be more realistic than others. In this article, we'll do some dreaming, and then check ourselves. Here's a dream target, a reach of a target, and a realistic target for the Rockets this summer.

Dream Target: Mikal Bridges

We've done this ad nauseum.

That's because there's just so much appeal in acquiring Bridges. We'll briefly outline our masterplan again:

The Rockets should offer all the draft capital but the Nets' 2025 first-round swap rights to the Nets in exchange for Bridges. If they can weaken Brooklyn ahead of a draft that features Cooper Flagg, Ace Bailey and others, they need to take that opportunity.

Yet, this isn't just about Flagg. Bridges is a prototypical 3-and-D wing who can create his own shot when asked. He'll compliment anyone who's part of the Rockets' core moving forward. If the Nets want their 2024 number three pick, their 2026 pick back and the swap reversed on the 2027 pick, that's a cost worth paying on the Rockets' end.