3 free agent options for the Rockets' biggest need

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2. Derrick Favors

Although Derrick Favors is in his early 30s, he'd still provide value as a reserve. Favors last took the court in 2021-22, as the 12-year vet was a member of the rebuilding Oklahoma City Thunder.

Favors averaged 5.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 51.6 percent from the floor, and 55.4 percent on two-pointers. It goes without saying that the Rockets could use that production.

Favors has career averages of 10.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 53.4 percent shooting, and 54.4 percent on two-pointers. Favors has operated as a serviceable secondary big man- which the Rockets are hoping to find behind Alperen Sengun.

Over the course of Favors' career, he's proven himself to be a reliable defender, which we all know Rockets coach Ime Udoka values. Favors has also been a formidable defensive rebounding center, and the Rockets ranked 28th in defensive rebounds.

The Rockets acquired Favors in a 2022 trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder and subsequently released him, meaning the Rockets would have an opportunity to re-acquire him.