10 increasingly likely superstars the Rockets could consider this summer

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2. Zion Williamson

This past offseason, rumors surfaced that the Rockets were interested in acquiring New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson. This raised eyebrows within the Rockets community, as Williamson hasn't quite proven to be able to stay healthy.

Williamson has had conditioning issues that have prevented him from playing an entire season since he entered the league. The Pels were reportedly open to dealing him this past offseason but his injury woes prevented New Orleans from getting maximum value for the 23-year-old. 

The Pelicans' brass will be even more inclined to move him after his bounce back in 2023-24, as he's averaged 22.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.8 assists, while shooting 58.5 percent from the field. In addition, Williamson has played in 44 of the Pels' 55 games, quelling some of the concerns about his inability to stay on the floor.

The Pels have had success without Williamson, which David Griffin has surely noticed. Williamson will surely be available for the Rockets this summer, if they're still interested at that point in time.

So much that New Orleans' front office included a weight clause in Williamson's contract extension.