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

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8. Sterling Brown

Sterling Brown was added to the Rockets in 2020-21, as they were seeking shooters. And rightfully so, as the franchise ranked 24th in 3-point efficiency, with the Rockets making just 34.5 percent of their 3-point attempts.

Sterling Brown seemed like someone who could help with this, as he made 34.5 percent of his 3-point attempts over the course of three seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks. Brown was a marksman for the Rockets in his lone season, as he made 42.3 percent of his long-range attempts, which ranked first on the Rockets in 2020-21. 

The 28-year-old guard joined the Dallas Mavericks at the end of his stint with the Rockets but didn't play as well, as he averaged just 38.1 percent from the field and 30 percent from three. The Mavs traded Brown, alongside Trey Burke, Marquese Chriss, Boban Marjanovic, and Wendell Moore Jr. for Christian Wood at the start of the 2022-23 season, and was later dealt alongside Chriss, David Nwaba, and Burke to the Oklahoma City Thunder for David Favors, Maurice Harkless, Ty Jerome, Theo Maledon, and second-round draft capital.

The Thunder subsequently waived Brown, who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he last played, albeit sparingly.