3 reasons why the Rockets must pass on Dillon Brooks

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As we know, the Houston Rockets are expected to spend big this offseason, whether via free agency or via trade. The Rockets are armed with over $60 million in cap space this summer, as they've freed themselves from the prior contracts of John Wall and Eric Gordon, and realize the need for roster improvements.

But the other side of having a large amount of cap space is knowing which players not to spend money on, as one bad deal can foil your rebuild, and the Rockets know a thing or two about that. Case in point, Dillon Brooks, who the Memphis Grizzles have decided against keeping on their roster, allowing him to hit unrestricted free agency.

Interestingly enough, the Houston Rockets originally drafted Brooks in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft, but sent him to Memphis for a 2018 second-round pick. With the Rockets transitioning from phase one of their rebuild to phase two, they'd be wise to pass on Brooks yet again, for a wide variety of reasons.

Let's dive into why exactly the Rockets should look the other way on the 27-year-old Brooks.