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

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10. Michael Carter-Williams

Michael Carter-Williams' career hasn't lived up to the billing of what he was portrayed to be after his rookie debut. MCW averaged 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game in his first NBA season, and not only won Rookie of the Year, but also is still one of just four players in league history to average 16/6/6 as a rookie, with Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, and Luka Doncic being the only other three. 

MCW has been a journeyman as his career has progressed, as he's played for five different teams since being drafted as a lottery pick by the Philadelphia 76ers. Carter-Williams was supposed to instill confidence in Rockets fans that the team wouldn't miss a beat defensively after losing Trevor Ariza in 2018.

At least according to then-coach Mike D'Antoni. 

“I think that people, first of all, overlook the fact that we added Michael Carter-Williams. He’s a very good defensive player. Not just good; he’s very good."

The Rockets determined rather quickly that MCW was incapable of being their defensive anchor on the perimeter, as they traded him to the Orlando Magic just three months into the season. MCW has been with Orlando ever since, and recently had his team option declined, thus making him a free agent.