10 increasingly likely superstars the Rockets could consider this summer

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The NBA's trade deadline came and went, with the Houston Rockets being left with the same roster for the remainder of the season. The Rockets find themselves three games below .500, with injuries largely to blame.

Granted, some of this would be offset if the franchise had a legitimate superstar capable of carrying the team through injuries, but they haven't quite identified and/or landed that player.


Rockets GM Rafael Stone is hoping to change that this offseason, as it will generally be difficult to land a top-six seed in the West without a closer and go-to franchise cornerstone. 

Let's take a look at several options for the Rockets this summer.

10 superstars that could be options for the Rockets this summer

Honorable Mention: Mikal Bridges

Mikal Bridges isn’t a superstar. Let’s get that out of the way now.

But he’s a 21-point scorer who can clamp opposing wings down on the defensive end, while also shooting around 38 percent from long-range.

In other words. He’s the epitome of a 3-and-D player.

It wasn’t that long ago when he was a Defensive Player of the Year finalist. The Rockets and Nets briefly discussed a deal at the deadline, however, Nets GM Sean Marks was unwilling to deal Bridges, even for the Nets’ remaining unused draft picks from the James Harden deal of 2021.

It’ll only be a matter of time before Marks changes his tune, realizing that Bridges won’t be enough for Brooklyn to make a postseason run. Especially with this version of Ben Simmons on the roster.