10 increasingly likely superstars the Rockets could consider this summer

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5. Karl Anthony-Towns

The Minnesota Timberwolves have had a recent shift in their hierarchy in the last several years, as Karl Anthony-Towns is no longer their franchise player, as Anthony Edwards is.

The Wolves will go as far as Edwards takes them, not Towns. Which could prompt the Wolves to trade Towns and rid themselves of his upcoming $221 million extension.

4. Brandon Ingram

Brandon Ingram ascended into stardom when he was dealt to the Pelicans in the deal that sent Anthony Davis to the Lakers. Ingram has averaged at least 20 points in the last five consecutive years and has developed into more of a playmaker the last several years (5.8 assists in each of the last two seasons).

The Pelicans will have to make a decision to move forward with Zion Williamson or Ingram this summer. And if they decide to build around Williamson, Ingram will be an option for the Rockets.

3. Paul George

The LA Clippers have had quite the turnaround of late, after the initial struggles in the aftermath of the James Harden trade. Their long-term outlook is a bit bleak, however, as Kawhi Leonard was signed to a $152 million contract extension, while owner Steve Ballmer will also surely be giving Harden a new deal.

That could leave Paul George on the outside looking in. The Rockets were reportedly interested in the LA Clippers forward this past offseason and could make a full-court pursuit at the 33-year-old if he decides to decline his player option the summer, which he surely will.