15 former Rockets that are still available on the free agent market

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6. Goran Dragic

Goran Dragic got his first opportunity to start in the NBA with the Houston Rockets, as the Slovenian guard started half the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season for the Rockets. Dragic averaged 11.7 points, 5.3 assists, and 2.5 rebounds, while shooting 33.7 percent from long-range and 46.2 percent from the field. 

Dragic ultimately left in free agency to join the Phoenix Suns, while the Rockets acquired James Harden and Jeremy Lin in the offseason. The Rockets tried to re-acquire Dragic at the trade deadline in 2015 but to no avail, as Dragic was seemingly disinterested in a Rockets reunion.

Dragic was dealt to the Miami Heat instead, where he spent the next six seasons, making an All-Star team in 2017-18. Dragic has since played for four different teams, including the Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, and Milwaukee Bucks, the latter two of which he spent the 2022-23 season with. 

At 37, Dragic is no longer capable of being a starting guard in the NBA, but he could provide offensive firepower off the second unit. Dragic has publicly expressed interest in reuniting with the Heat, although they've reportedly not been in pursuit of him.

""My home is in Miami, I have both children there, they go to school there. It really all works out. I spent the best seven years of my career there and I think returning to Miami would be the icing on the cake. That would really be something phenomenal."

Dragic continued, adding that Damian Lillard could be holding up any movement on that front.

"The main desire is to return to Miami. Now we wait, the happenings at the market are really varied. Now everyone is waiting for Damian Lillard to decide where he will go next."