3 players the Rockets wish they signed over Jock Landale in free agency

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3. Kelly Oubre

The Houston Rockets were linked to Kelly Oubre late in free agency, which was viewed as a head-scratcher, as Oubre had been a very inefficient scoring wing heading into this season. Oubre averaged a career-best 20.3 points in 2022-23 as a member of the Charlotte Hornets, but this wasn't exactly viewed as an accomplishment, as the Hornets were one of the worst teams in the league.

In many respects, these were viewed as empty stats, as the Hornets were a 27-55 ball club. Oubre ultimately landed a veteran-minimum deal worth $2,89 million with the Philadelphia 76ers and has been a hell of a player for Nick Nurse.

Oubre has averaged 13.2 points and 4.1 rebounds on 47.6 percent from the field, 37.9 percent from three, and 58.6 true shooting percentage- the latter three all representing career-bests. Oubre has been the ultimate team player, as he's accepted a bit of a lesser role (10.2 shots and 26.4 minutes per contest).

Although Oubre plays an entirely different position than Landale, the Rockets would surely preferred to have this level of production from Oubre over having Landale on the roster, as they are in need of a scoring guard off the bench, not to mention another viable long-range shooter.