10 increasingly likely superstars the Rockets could consider this summer

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7. Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell is everything the Rockets hoped to get out of Jalen Green. In fact, both players have similar archetypes: smaller guards who are three-level scorers.

Mitchell is obviously in several classes above Green, as he has a legitimate 3-point shot (36.5 percent for his career and 36.1 percent this season), and possesses legitimate playmaking chops, as he’s averaged a career-best 6.3 assists this season. It remains to be seen whether Green will ever become the player that Mitchell is.

Mitchell has averaged 28 points per game, dating back to last season- making him one of only seven players to make that claim (Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luka Doncic, and Joel Embiid). It’s not safe to assume that Green will morph into the same player as Spida.

Mitchell has one more guaranteed year on his contract, as the 2025-26 season includes a player option, which he will almost certainly not be opting into. If the Cavs don’t think Mitchell will sign an extension in 2025, they could be compelled to trade him this summer, allowing the Rockets to potentially land their long-coveted closer.