5 Second-round prospects the Houston Rockets should consider drafting

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The Houston Rockets have the third pick in the 2024 NBA Draft.

You had yet to hear? It's puzzling that you've found your way to SpaceCityScoop. The Rockets' lottery luck is the talk of the town.

Believe it or not, this isn't the only pick the Rockets have in the draft. They're also slated to pick 44th. Why isn't this pick getting any buzz?

We're joking. Second-round picks are not sexy. The Rockets may trade this pick for cash considerations. It's not on the radar of your casual Rockets fan.

We're not casual fans here at SpaceCity. We're diehards. We think the Rockets have some intriguing options in the second round.

Here are five prospects we think the Rockets should look at.

Adem Bona, F/C, UCLA

The Rockets like Turkish big men, right?

Realistically, that's the only similarity that Bona shares with Alperen Sengun. He's almost Sengun's inverse. Bona has generally struggled with the ball in his hands. What's his appeal?

Defense. Bona looks like one of the most switchable big men in this draft. At 6'10" and 245 pounds with quick feet and long arms, Bona had shades of Bam Adebayo - without the offensive ability, that is.

In other words, he could be a perfect backup for Sengun. Bona can slide into any frontcourt spot and guard his assignment. If he can develop a semblance of an offensive game, Bona could be a steal in the second round.