5 Impactful free agent targets for the Rockets not named James Harden
3. Fred VanVleet, PG
Yes, he's no James Harden, but Fred VanVleet is the next best option at the point guard position. With all of the problems the Rockets have, the biggest issue is the lack of point guard play.
Kevin Porter Jr. is a solid player, but the team needs a true veteran at that position. And with the rumblings of Nick Nurse becoming the next head coach; this move makes a whole ton of sense.
2. Gary Trent Jr., SG
Gary Trent Jr. is the true definition of a sharpshooter. Since coming to the league, he has shot over 38 percent from three, and is also averaging 14 points per game.
Trent is likely to receive a massive payday, much like his teammate VanVleet. But in this league shooting is what turns your team into a true contender, so the Rockets could use Trent.
1. Cam Johnson, SF
Cam Johnson is a restricted free agent at the end of the season. This obviously means that if the Rockets want him then they will have to sign the 26-year-old an offer sheet.
Johnson is set to make over $25 million and would put the Brooklyn Nets over the luxury tax line. The Nets do not want to put themselves in salary cap hell, so the Rockets could overpay to sign him.
Johnson has surpassed the "3&D" term by showing the ability for not just creating shots for himself, but for others. His shooting and defense will instantly make the Rockets a formidable team.