3 free agent options for the Rockets' biggest need

2023 NBA Summer League - Detroit Pistons v Houston Rockets
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1. Bismack Biyombo

Throughout Bismack Biyombo's 12-year career, he's placed an emphasis on the defensive end of the floor, which provides immense value to all teams. Despite being 31-years-old, Biyombo is still a serviceable rim protector, which the Rockets don't quite have on their roster.

Biyombo remains one of the league's better shot blockers, which will be appealing to Udoka. On the opposite end of the floor, however, Biyombo is extremely limited.

In spite of that, Biyombo has been highly coveted around the league, as the Lakers were interested in him prior to signing former Rockets big man Christian Wood. Biyombo averaged 4.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, and 57.8 percent of all field goals and two-pointers in 2022-23, while playing 14.3 minutes per contest.

Biyombo's motor on the defensive end is unmatched around the league, and especially for a reserve center. The long-time center ranked inside of the top 20 in total blocks in 2022-23, despite playing just 14.3 minutes per contest.

If Udoka is seeking a defensive-minded big who could also operate as a seasoned vet in the locker room, he'd need to look no further than Biyombo.